Honey-Balsamic Roasted Peach Sorbet

You guys.  Remember that awesome vinaigrette I made a few months ago?  And then there was the bottle of pickled strawberries?  It’s the white balsamic vinegar.  It’s my latest love affair.  I love white balsamic vinegar with fruit.  And I can’t help myself.

We picked up a bushel of peaches on Saturday afternoon.  The first peaches of the season.  I made my husband drive by our favorite stand “just in case” they had some peaches.  We snagged two boxes and before we even got into the car we were eating them, juice dripping down our chins and arms.

I think I’m going to make this galette and some peach lemonade tomorrow.  I made Ginger Chicken with Peaches on Sunday for dinner.  I’ve made a list of everything I can think of to do with peaches.  And it’s a good thing the season is just beginning.  I haven’t had my fill yet.  I’m just waiting for my favorite variety, Early Elberta, to ripen.  Next is the nectarines and Italian plums.  I love this time of year.

I know it’s hot and turning on the oven is the last thing you probably want to do, but I went for it anyway and roasted/broiled the peaches with a good drizzle of honey and white balsamic vinegar.  The natural peach juices mix with the intoxicating honey and vinegar and turns into something magical.

This sorbet is absolutely fine in a bowl with an extra little drizzle of honey, or my husband suggests a few scoops in some sparkling water.  (I approve.)

Honey-Balsamic Roasted Peach Sorbet

original recipe

Note: For vegan use agave or maple syrup instead of honey.

Ingredients:

8 cups sliced peaches
1/4 cup honey
1/4 white balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
pinch salt

Instructions:

Heat oven broiler to low.  Arrange peaches on a rimmed baking dish.  Drizzle with honey and vinegar.  Broil/roast until peaches start to release their juices and they start to caramelize and turn golden.  This may take as long as 15-20 minutes.  Remove from oven and let cool.

Puree the cooled peaches in a blender or food processor with the sugar and pinch of salt.  Taste and add more sugar if necessary.  (If you use really ripe, sweet peaches, you may not even need the extra sugar at all.)

Chill the puree until very, very cold.  Churn in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer directions and transfer to a freezer-proof container.

Makes about 1 1/2 quarts.
Puree after roasting.

8 Responses to “Honey-Balsamic Roasted Peach Sorbet”

  1. Kristina July 24, 2012 at 5:41 pm #

    sparkling water… or champagne! ;)

    I had to take a detour from my cherries and grilled some peaches the other day… oh so good!

    I love balsamic with fruit – this sounds perfect!

  2. Elizabeth King July 24, 2012 at 8:30 pm #

    Those peaches looks super juicy and the Honey-Balsamic Roasted Peach Sorbet looks so delicious!

  3. Deborah July 24, 2012 at 8:51 pm #

    Oh my gosh – where did you get your peaches. I am so there. Right now! Utah peaches are seriously the best. I love the balsamic twist on this – so unexpected, but I can totally imagine how good it is!!

  4. Carrian Cheney July 25, 2012 at 4:51 am #

    Your blog and photography are looking stunning. My pictures never turn out so sharp or light. Do tell me your secret.

  5. lokness July 25, 2012 at 6:26 pm #

    This sorbet looks absolutely amazing! It must be very refreshing. Perfect for a hot summer day. Love it!

  6. Little Candle Productions January 9, 2014 at 3:02 pm #

    I assume that “1/4 white balsamic vinegar” is 1/4 CUP white balsamic? The same amount as the honey? I am hoping to make this recipe tonight and would love some clarity. Thanks!

    • Lindsey Johnson January 9, 2014 at 3:10 pm #

      Yes, that’s correct! 1/4 cup white balsamic. Let me know how it goes!

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