By Kelly Bogard

It’s harvest time in Texas! We love watching our farmer members harvest the benefits of a season of hard work. We visited some amazing farmers this summer and brought back some fantastic treats.

This week, I get to work with some of the bounty. Pretty peaches and beautiful blackberries to be exact.

And what better way to cool off in the Texas heat than a sweet frozen treat.

For Fruit Sorbet you will need…Fruit Sorbet
4 cups chopped fruit or berries
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice

I don’t think there’s a single Texas fruit that wouldn’t work for this. So get creative. You could even mix a few together to make a medley. Maybe strawberries, blueberries and blackberries?

First, combine the water and sugar in a sauce pan over high heat. Dissolve the the sugar in the water, creating a simple syrup. Once the syrup comes together, remove from heat to cool. Do not touch or test, because melted sugar is extremely hot and can burn you.
Fruit Sorbet

While the syrup is cooling, puree all of the chopped fruit in a blender or food processor until smooth.
Fruit Sorbet

Add the syrup and lemon juice to the fruit puree and give it a few good pulses to make sure everything is combined.
Fruit Sorbet

Pour the fruit mixture into a freezer safe container and freeze for at least four hours or overnight before serving.
Fruit Sorbet

This recipe is quick, easy and extremely refreshing on these hot Texas days. So put your thinking cap on and come up with your own fruit creation. I bet it will be amazing. If you want fresh peaches and blackberries, you will need to hurry, though. Harvest is almost complete. From all of us at Texas Table Top, enjoy!

 

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Recipe: Fruit Sorbet

Summary: Refreshingly sweet frozen treat

Ingredients

Fruit Sorbet

  • 4 cups fresh fruit, chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Instructions

  • Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil until sugar melts. Remove from heat and cool completely.
  • In a food processor or blender, puree fruit.
  • Add simple syrup, fruit and lemon juice in processor until combined well.
  • Place finished mixture in a shallow freezer safe container and seal tight.
  • Freeze for 4 hours or overnight.
  • Serve almost frozen.

Prep time (duration): 0 hour(s), 10 minutes

Number of servings (yield): 6-8

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Kelly Bogard

Food Editor

Kelly Bogard is the official Texas Table Top food editor, chef, food stylist/photographer and more. When she’s not busy cooking up a delicious recipe for Texas Table Top, she and her husband “D” are busy trying to keep up with their daughter “Butters” and enjoy anything outdoors

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