Simple Fresh Pear Ice

"To refresh the palette. (Freeze time not included.)"
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  • 7 cups pears, fully ripe, peeled, cored and cut-up (about 3 1/2 pounds or 14 medium)
  • 23 cup sugar
  • 12 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  • Microwave pear pieces (covered at high power) for 10 minutes or until tender; stirring once. Cool slightly; do not drain.
  • Process in food processor the pears, cooking liquid, sugar, extract and lemon juice until smooth.
  • Pour into freezer-proof container and freeze until almost firm.
  • Transfer to chilled bowl; beat with electric mixer until smooth.
  • Return to pan; cover and freeze.

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  1. English_Rose
    This was lovely and refreshing - perfect for the hot weather! Made for ZWT6 Ya Ya's
  2. Chef floWer
    Yum! We used the last lot of our home grown pears and I had it chilling in the freezer for about 2 days. We all really found it refreshing and Little Miss (DD) called it ice cream. It was a bonus for us, Little Miss is lactose intolerant and it was like getting a wonderful treat. Served it with a fresh fruit salad. Thanks for another great recipe gailanng
  3. Debbwl
    Yummy! The perfect treat for a hot day. The pear and almond are such a wonderful combo waltzing lightly over you tongue. Served in custard cup, but next time will dress up by serving in a martini glass garnished with a strawberry and mint leaf. DH said this reminds him of the Italian ices he used to get as a child. All I know is I will make again. Supper yummy, thanks so much for the post.


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