Apple and Calvados Sorbet Recipe

Apple Calvados sorbet
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Ratings (6)
  • Total: 2 hrs 45 mins
  • Prep: 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 1 pint (4 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
126 Calories
0g Fat
33g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 pint (4 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 0g
Calcium 25mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Bracing Calvados and tart hints of lemon make a fantastic sorbet recipe to serve at dinner parties and special occasions. Serve it as a light dessert or as an unexpected palate cleanser between courses. It is especially welcome in Brittany and Normandy regional menus.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cup peeled, chopped tart apple (1 large)
  • 3 cups water
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon lemon zest
  • ¼ cup Calvados (or apple brandy)

Steps to Make It

In medium saucepan over medium heat, bring the chopped apple, water, and sugar to a simmer. Cover the pan, lower the heat slightly, and cook for about 15 minutes, until the apples are very tender. Remove from the heat and cool the mixture to room temperature. Add the lemon juice, lemon zest, and Calvados, and stir the mixture thoroughly. Chill it until very cold, for about 2 hours. Freeze in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.