pear quince sorbet
PHOTOGRAPH BY JASON VARNEY

Pear + Quince Sorbet

Who says you can't have ice cream in winter? This cool-weather dessert is healthy and delicious. 

November 6, 2015

Makes 1½ quarts

1 pound pears, cored, peeled, and quartered
½ cup granulated sugar
5 ounces quince paste
Zest and juice of 1 lemon

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1. In a 4-quart saucepan over medium-high heat, simmer all ingredients along with 5 cups water until pears are very soft, about 1 hour. Cool 15 minutes and then purée in a blender. Chill 1 hour.

2. Prepare sorbet in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions. Freeze until ready to use.