Lemon Sorbet in Lemon Shells Recipe

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Lemon Sorbet in Lemon Shells Recipe:

Recipe Type: Sorbet, Lemon Juice
Cuisine: Italian
Yields: 8 servings
Prep time: 20 min


8 lemons*
1/3 cup lemon zest (you'll need 3 to 5 additional lemons)
1 cup strained fresh-squeezed lemon juice (from lemons used for cups)
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups water

* You'll need one lemon per person. Make sure the end (not the stem end) has a nice shaped "bump" and try to purchase uniform lemons.)


Cut off the top 1/3 of the lemon (not the stem end) and reserve for the "cap." Hollow out each lemon by using a grapefruit knife (the angled blade keeps you from puncturing the bottom and you can also cut underneath the center of the fruit) just inside the rind and circling the flesh (being careful not to puncture the lemon). Remove juice and flesh and put it in your juicer. Make a slight shallow cut on the bottom of each lemon shells (being careful not to cut through to the inside of the lemon). This will make them sit straight and not fall over when placed on a plate.

Freeze the shells at least one hour or overnight. Then fill with sorbet and freeze again. this sorbet can be made ahead and will keep several days in the freezer. The frozen shell will prevent the sorbet from melting too quickly when you serve it.

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar and water until sugar dissolves. Add lemon zest. Stir until mixture comes to a boil; boil 2 minute. Add the lemon juice, stir well. Remove from heat, cool, and strain. Pour cooled mixture into a shallow container, cover, and freeze overnight.

Ice Cream Maker - Transfer mixture to ice cream maker, process according to manufacturer's instructions.

Freezer Method- Pour into container, cover, and place mixture in the freezer. When it is semi-solid, mash it up with a fork and refreeze again. When frozen, place in a food processor or blender and process until smooth. Cover and refreeze until serving time.

NOTE: Can be prepared 3 days in advance. Cover and keep frozen.

Makes 8 servings.


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