Apricot Thyme Sorbet

Apricot Thyme SorbetOh hey. Yeah, it’s been a while. Like, a year and a half kind of while. I could wax on about what’s been going on, but really it’s the same as before- I’m terrible at keeping this up regularly, life has been weird/busy, etc. Ultimately, though, I’d have to blame it on me being too lazy to just clear off the counter when I’m cooking/baking to take a nice photograph, even though it’s really not that hard. Or that I seldom plan my recipes in advance, so things like bad lighting or running out of ingredients mid-shoot happen. As I’ve said, this is not my forte.Fresh ApricotsThat being said, the actual act of baking (or in this case, sorbet-making) is. For that reason, I’m once again attempting to resurrect this blog so that people other than my family and friends read it.Fresh ApricotsFresh ApricotsBlendingPre-FreezePost-FreezeApricot Thyme SorbetApricot Thyme Sorbet

Apricot Thyme Sorbet
Adapted from The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz

1.5 lbs. squishy-ripe fresh apricots (about 10-15, I used more because mine were small)
1 cup water
2/3 to 1 cup sugar (depending on how tart your apricots are)
Big handful of thyme springs


  1. Split the apricots in half, remove the pits, and cut each half into thirds.
  2. Combine the apricot wedges and water in a medium nonreactive saucepan and cook, covered, over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Heat until cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar. Wait a few minutes for the mixture to cool slightly, then stir in thyme.
  4. Let the mixture cool completely, then transfer to a container and refrigerate for 24 hours, or at least overnight.
  5. When mixture is ready to be churned, fish out the thyme with a fork or thongs (a few leaves left behind won’t matter). Puree the mixture in a food processor or blender until smooth.
  6. Taste a spoonful and if there are any small fibers, press the puree through a mesh strainer.
  7. Freeze the mixture in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

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