I made this pretty cranberry orange sherbet for my family’s holiday appetizer party a couple weeks ago. The sherbet was refreshing and had a nice, semi-sweet tartness that balanced the heavy, savory appetizers we had that day.
I’ve never made sherbet before and it was relatively easy. It’s a light dessert and a nice change from all the pies, cookies and cakes that are typically served around the holidays. I’m having a bunch of girlfriends over on Saturday for more cookie baking and hanging out. I am going to whip up another batch of this sherbet and see how it tastes dropped into a glass of champagne. Best idea ever?
In a medium pot add the cranberries, orange juice, water, sugar, lemon juice, thyme and salt. Bring to the boil, then simmer until all of the cranberry skins pop. Remove the pot from the heat and drain out the liquids through a mesh sieve. Taste the liquid for sweetness and adjust to your palate.