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Cranberry Sorbet

This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


  • 2 cups cranberries
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


Place berries, juice, zest and cup of the water in a saucepan; cook over medium heat until berries pop, for about five to seven minutes. Coarsely mash berries.(You should have about 1 cups.) Add sugar, lemon juice and remaining water. Simmer for about a half hour, stirring often, until a syrup forms. Let cool, then refrigerate for six hours or overnight. Freeze in an ice-cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions. Store in an airtight container in the freezer.

Makes 1 quart.

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