As I said in my last post cherries are my jam! I love them and now this week am starting see them appear in the grocers. It is finally time to bust out the ice cream maker again! (lets be real I have been eating ice cream all winter too 🙂
Sorbet is actually what I make with my ice cream maker 90% of the time. It is refreshing and when fruit is at its peak can’t be beat! When you make it yourself you can control the sugar quantity and get to put on your mad scientist googles to come up with any combination under the sun!
This cherry sorbet has a great mouth feel and is not too sweet. When paired with the grilled pineapple you have a great combination of textures and flavors. One of the best things about this dessert is that you can make it ahead of time! Who doesn’t love that. The real problem will be keeping your family from eating it ahead of time!
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Refreshing cherry sorbet paired with caramelized grilled pineapple for a perfect warm weather treat
- 2 pounds sweet cherries pitted & stems removed( defrosted if frozen)
- 3/4 cup tart cherry juice
- 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
- 1/8th teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 medium pineapple peeled and cored
- 1 tablespoon canola/vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup heavy cream cold
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
In blender combine all ingredients for cherry sorbet until smooth puree is achieved. Process in ice cream maker according to manufacturers instructions. Place in a tightly sealed container and freeze for at least 4 hours.
Preheat grill to medium heat. Cut pineapple into circles using a biscuit cutter or cut into wedges. In a small bowl combine oil, brown sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. Stir until combined and lightly brush pineapple with mixture. Place pineapple on grill and cook for 3-5 minutes turning once. Remove from grill and set aside.
In medium sized bowl add heavy cream and vanilla. With a mixer or whisk whip until soft peaks are formed. set aside
Divide sorbet amongst individual serving dishes. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and two pineapple pieces. Serve immediately.
Sorbet can be made ahead of time. I have tested it for 4 days with great results
If using frozen cherries make sure they are defrosted and check for any pit fragments which may remain
The whipped cream isn’t necessary but a pretty darn delicious addition. The cherries and whipped cream are meant to be! 🙂