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Cherry Sorbet with Grilled Pineapple
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
freeze time
4 hrs
Total Time
40 mins

Refreshing cherry sorbet paired with caramelized grilled pineapple for a perfect warm weather treat

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cherry, dessert, grilled, pineapple, sorbet, summer
Servings: 6 people
Author: MacKenzie
Cherry Sorbet
  • 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
Grilled Pineapple
  • 1 medium pineapple peeled and cored
  • 1 tablespoon canola/vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Whipped Cream
  • 1 cup heavy cream cold
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cherry Sorbet
  1. 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.  

Grilled Pineapple
  1. 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.

Whipped Cream
  1. In medium sized bowl add heavy cream and vanilla.  With a mixer or whisk whip until soft peaks are formed.  set aside

To Serve
  1. Divide sorbet amongst individual serving dishes.  Top with a dollop of whipped cream and two pineapple pieces.  Serve immediately.  

Recipe Notes

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! :)