Cherry season is here and never lasts long enough. Enjoy a sorbet made with fresh cherries. It is so tasty alone or with a dollop of whipped cream or better yet drizzled with choclate syrup. Yummy
1 C water
! C sugar
6 C cherries depitted and halved
2 T lemon juice
1/8 t almond extract
1 1/2 C simple syrup
Cuisinart Yogurt/Ice Cream Machine and 7 or 12 cup food processor
In small pan add water and sugar. Do not stir. Bring to boil and then simmer for 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat and cool. This maybe made ahead of time and refrigerated.
Place Cuisinart Yogurt bowl in freezer 24 hours before making sorbet.
Depit the cherries by using a chop stick to push pits though or a pastry piping tip or use a cherry pitter. Slice cherries in half.
Add the cherries and simple syrup to the food processor and puree until smooth. Add lemon juice and almond extract and pulse until combined. Pour into large covered bowl and place into freezer for two to three hours.
Assemble yogurt/ice cream maker and pour cherry mixture into machine and churn for 15-20 minutes or until stiff.
Remove from maker and serve or place in covered container and freeze until further use.
I do not strain cherry mixture prior to pouring into yogurt maker.