Beet Sorbet Recipe

Beet Sorbet. Stuart Spivack
    35 mins
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For a sophisticated twist on a dinner party classic, try serving this fresh beet sorbet recipe. This version is sweet, with a light hint of apples, so it's perfect for an amuse bouche or a lovely dessert. Experiment with different varieties of red and golden heirloom beets to create the ideal, dramatic presentation.

What You'll Need

  • 2 lbs red or golden baby beets, trimmed and peeled
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple juice or cider
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon vodka

How to Make It

In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, cover the beets with just enough water to completely submerge them and boil them until they are fork-tender, about 20 to 25 minutes. Drain the water and discard it. Process the hot beets with the remaining ingredients for 3 minutes, until the beet mixture is smooth and the sugar is dissolved. Chill the mixture for an hour. Freeze the beet puree in an ice-cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.

This beet sorbet recipe makes 6 servings.