Pear Sorbet

Pear Sorbet Recipe

A refreshing and fruity pear desert
Yield: 8    Preparation Time: 45 minutes    Cooking Time: 2 hours
This is an amazing way to end a dinner party.


1kg firm, ripe dessert pears
4 tablespoons pear liqueur
100g caster sugar
Juice of 1 lemon

For the pear wafers:
2 dessert pears
75g caster sugar

Recipe Instructions

Make the sorbet.
Slice the pears and place them in a pan with the sugar and 100ml water. Simmer over a medium heat and stir to let the sugar dissolve. Simmer until the pears are soft. Remove from the stove and let it cool for about 15 minutes. Once cooled, tip the mixture into the blender with the lemon juice and blend until smooth. Allow it to cool further and stir in the liquor.

Freeze the sorbet.
Freeze in an ice cream maker or place in a freezer proof container and cover. Freeze for 2 hours in the container then use a fork and break up the ice crystals. Freeze for another hour.

Make the syrup.
Preheat the oven to 110C. Place the sugar and 50ml water in a pan and let the sugar dissolve over a low heat. Once the sugar has dissolved increase the heat and boil for 2 – 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.

Make the wafers.
Use a mandolin to slice the pears into very thin slices and coat them in the syrup. Line a baking tray and place the slices onto the baking tray and bake for 2 hours until they are crispy turning them once during baking. Remove from the oven and peel off the paper. Lay the slices back on the paper and let them cool down. Once they have cooled down they will crisp further.

To serve.
Place the sorbet in the fridge for 10 minutes and then scoop it into bowls and decorate with the pear wafers.