11/11/11

Roasted pear & buttermilk sorbet recipe

It's been a while since I've put my ice cream maker to use. After all, it is no longer Summer.

But then, I saw a recipe for Roasted Rhubarb Buttermilk Ice Cream on Lorelei's blog. I decided it was time to take my ice cream maker out of its hibernation.

Before the seasonal police comes to arrest me, yes, I know rhubarb is no longer in season. But I swear I saw it at my grocery store a few days ago. I was adamant to make this pretty and healthy for you ice cream. Healthy? Yes, it uses buttermilk, which despite of its name, has very few calories.

But of course, the day I went to the grocery store, they were out of rhubarb. What to do? I decided to go with red pears instead.

I used Lorelei's recipe, but swapped rhubarb for red pears.







Roasted Pear & Buttermilk Sorbet
Ingredients
4 red pears, quartered, core removed, and cut into thirds
2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
1/3 cup sugar
small pinch of salt 
3 cups buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla 


Directions
1. Preheat the oven to 375.
2. Combine pears, sugar, salt and butter. Roast pears in one layer on a parchment covered cookie sheet for about 45 minutes.
 


3. Cool the pears and puree them in a food processor. Add buttermilk and vanilla and then follow directions of your ice cream maker.


Thoughts: the flavor of the pears really came through. They'd be great over yogurt or with vanilla ice cream.Combined with buttermilk, this made more of sorbet than ice cream, but I'm not complaining.


Do you use your ice cream maker in the cold fall/winter months? If so, what do you make?

8 comments:

Elina (Healthy and Sane) said...

This looks awesome... although I sort of want to eat those sugared pears all on their own.
I'm about to make ice cream right now! Making a goat cheese with sour cherries ice cream. Let's see how that goes...

Junglefrog said...

What a wonderful looking pears! We only seem to have rather dull looking ones ( tasty for sure but not pretty) and I love the sound of roasted pear ice cream. Would almost make me take out the machine again. I do only make ice cream in summer. Purely because in winter there are so many other things I want to try that it's just too much to do it all! But this is tempting.

sophiesfoodiefiles said...

Waw, Olga!! What a tasty & appetizing ice cream! yummie all the way! :)

Megan said...

What a wonderful idea. I've been really into checking out pear recipes since I attended a pear dinner. I didn't even use my ice cream maker all summer :( I definitely should try some fall or winter recipes.

Reem | Simply Reem said...

Now this looks like a interesting ice cream....
Infact I was telling my husband 10 minutes back I need to eat ice cream...
And now I see this... Delicious Torture....

monicutte said...

That looks delicious!!
Thanks for sharing... I am going to try it!!!

xoxo

Andrew said...

Nice Low Sugar Recipe! Good job Olga! :)

conradreed said...

this sorbet is very new. I wonder how it taste like.