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Bourbon Poached Peach Sorbet {with Whipped Mascarpone & Crushed Pistachios}
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

This sorbet made with bourbon poached peaches is the epitome of summer! Top it off with some whipped mascarpone and salty, chopped pistachios for an easy, yet elegant dessert perfect for entertaining!

Course: Dessert, Entertaining
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 235 kcal
Ingredients
  • Sorbet:
  • 6 Fresh Peaches – Cut in half and pit removed*
  • 1 Cup Bourbon
  • ½ Cup Water
  • 1 ½ TBS Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Light Brown Sugar , packed
  • 1 TBS Ginger - grated
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • Whipped Mascarpone:
  • 8 oz Mascarpone
  • 2 tsp Bourbon
  • Toppings to Taste:
  • Lemon Zest
  • Pistachios - shelled and roughly chopped
Instructions
  1. Poach the Peaches: Place the bourbon, water and granulated sugar in a large, deep, straight sided skillet and stir to combine. Add the peaches, skin side down, to the pan. Bring contents to a simmer over medium high heat. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer and poach for 10-12 minutes.
  2. Remove peaches with a slotted spoon to a clean work surface (leaving the bourbon water in the pan!). When cool enough to handle peel and slice peaches. Place slices on a large sheet of wax paper and transfer to the freezer. Freeze until firm.
  3. Meanwhile: Continue to simmer the bourbon for 10-12 minutes or until reduced by about half. Transfer to a container, cover, and set in the refrigerator. Allow to cool completely.
  4. For the Sorbet: In a blender or bowl of a food processor place sugar, ginger, lemon juice, and a heaping ½ cup of the reduced bourbon water. Blitz or pulse until combined. Add in the peach slices and blend or process until creamy and smooth. Transfer to a loaf pan and freeze, for at least 6 hours, or up to 1 week.
  5. For the Mascarpone: Place mascarpone and bourbon in the bowl of a stand mixer or a small bowl. Use the whisk attachment, or a hand held mixer, to whisk mascarpone with bourbon until light and airy. Set aside in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  6. Serve**: Serve heaping scoops of the peach sorbet topped with a dollop of whipped mascarpone and sprinkled with chopped pistachios and zested lemon.
  7. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

*Yield: 1 Quart
*Inactive Time of 6+ Hours
*Can substitute frozen peaches, defrosted
*Let the Frozen Sorbet sit at room temperature for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Bourbon Poached Peach Sorbet {with Whipped Mascarpone & Crushed Pistachios}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 235 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 18mg1%
Potassium 9mg0%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 395IU8%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.