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By Katie Goodman
Cranberry pomegranate sorbet is a wonderful, seasonally appropriate party dessert. It packs great flavor while still being a more health-conscious option than most desserts. The sorbet’s beautiful color will certainly take the spotlight at your holiday party this year.
This is a great option for dessert if you need to work on preparations in advance, as the sorbet can be made many days ahead and stored in the freezer until you need it. Your guests will never know!
For fun, serve in mini martini glasses with a few glugs of champagne. Or for the non-alcohol drinkers and children, use sparkling water or sparkling white grape juice. Garnish with cranberries.

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Ingredients

2 cups cranberries, fresh or frozen
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 cup pomegranate juice
Zest of one large orange
Cranberries for garnish
Champagne, sparkling water, or sparkling white grape juice
, optional

Directions

Cranberry Pomsorbet Step1
Step 1: Zest one large orange using a microplane grater. Set aside for later use.
Cranberry Pomsorbet Step2
Step 2: Add the cranberries, water, and sugar to a medium-sized saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil mixture for 2 minutes. Stir in the orange zest, remove from heat, and cover for 25 minutes.
Cranberry Pomsorbet Step3
Step 3: Add the cranberry mixture to a food processor and puree until smooth. Pour into a medium-sized storage container. Stir in the pomegranate juice, cover, and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, or overnight.
Cranberry Pomsorbet Final
Step 4: Freeze the cranberry mixture in your ice cream maker according to manufacturer instructions. Then, remove sorbet and put in a freezer-safe container, cover, and freeze until it reaches desired consistency. Makes about 1 quart of sorbet.
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About the Author:
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Katie Goodman blogs at goodLife {eats} where she shares what she finds good in the kitchen and in life through recipes, family memories, and yummy photography. She also works as a freelance food writer and photographer for various sites. Outside of cooking, Katie loves reading, gardening, visiting family, and attending the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she resides with her husband and two children.


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