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Red Pear Sorbet & "ice Cream" W/ Pralines & Ca

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Servings: 4
Categories: Chocolate / Desserts / Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt

    -----KAREN PHILLIPS CBTX40A-----
    -----RED PEAR SORBET-----
3    Ripe red pears, (Preferably Bartlett
1  tablespoon  Fresh lemon juice
1  cup  Water
6  tablespoons  Granulated sugar
1/4  teaspoon  Finely chopped lemon zest
1/2  cup  + 2 tbsp granulated sugar
2    Egg yolks
1/8  teaspoon  Fresh lemon juice
16  large  Pecan halves
4  tablespoons  Heavy cream
1    Egg
    White Chocolate "Ice Cream"

EQUIPMENT: Measuring spoons, measuring cup, zester or vegetable peeler, paring knife, cutting board, cook's knife, hand grater, 2 stainless steel bowls (1 large), 2 1/2-qt saucepan, whisk, instant-read test thermometer, ice-cream freezer, dinner fork, nonstick baking sheet, 2 2-qt plastic containers, double boiler Core and quarter the pears (do not peel). Grate the pear quarters, then place the grated pear in a stainless steel bowl and toss with 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Refrigerate until needed. Heat the water, sugar, and lemon zest in a 2 1/2-qt saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk to dissolve sugar. Bring to a boil and boil for about 5 minutes until slightly thickened. Pour the hot sugar mixture over the grated pear and stir. Cool in an ice-water bath to a temperature of 40 to 45 degrees, about 15 minutes. When cold, freeze in an ice-cream freezer following the manufacturer's instructions. Transfer the semi-frozen sorbet to a plastic container then freeze for several hours. Serve within 2 days. Directions Continue>>>

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