Plum Sorbet

plumsI bought a quart of plums at the McCarren Park Greenmarket other day – with only two people (and a dachshund) to eat them. I know – that’s a lot of plums but they were so shiny and beautiful and in season, I couldn’t resist!

Long story short, they sat on my counter for a few days. I figured that before they started attracting fruit flies, I should make something delicious with them. Time to break out the ice cream machine for the easiest and tastiest plum sorbet ever!


  • 1 quart of plums, halved and pitted (once pureed it should yield about 3 cups)
  • juice of 1 orange
  • 1 cup sugar

Puree the plums in in the blender with the orange juice. Strain through a sieve to remove the bits of skin. Over medium heat in a heavy bottomed saucepan, heat the pureed plums with the sugar until the sugar has dissolved. Chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours or overnight.
Freeze in your ice cream machine according to manufacturer’s instructions. Garnish with mint and you’ve got yourself a delicious dessert!

plums in strainer plum sorbet