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Concord Grape Sorbet

Sorbetto Di Uva

Makes about1 qt
  • Active time:10 min
  • Start to finish:5 3/4 hr (includes chilling)
September 2009
Although uva means “grape” in Italian, Concords are native to North America. A velvety sorbet brings out their inky, foxy intensity. It will, in fact, swing you right into autumn. View more of our favorite recipes from this issue.
  • 2 lb Concord grapes (about 2 qt), stemmed, divided
  • 3/4 cup superfine granulated sugar
  • Equipment:

    an ice cream maker
  • Purée half of grapes in a blender until smooth, then force through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl, discarding solids. Repeat with remaining grapes to yield 3 cups purée. Whisk in sugar until dissolved. Chill until very cold, 3 to 6 hours.
  • Freeze in ice cream maker, then transfer to an airtight container and put in freezer to firm up, at least 2 hours.
cooks’ note: Sorbet keeps 1 week.
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