I tried the original version of this fruity grape juice sorbet the first year Yossi and I were married. We had flown into the UK (my first time) a few days before and now we were sitting around the table at my in-laws enjoying this refreshing dessert. My in-laws don't eat many processed foods over Pesach and I remember thinking this was a genius dessert, making something delicious out of the few items we could eat.
I was still getting used to all the different Pesach customs, having grown up eating more of a variety, but in reality there wasn't that much of a variety because I grew up in Chicago in the 90's and early 2000's. Our Pesach aisles were still pretty limited.
I've struggled "coming up with Pesach recipes" the past few years. It always intimidated me. This year, I found my solution. Simple and good food. There is so much to do, so many meals, who has the patience to put around the kitchen making 4 layer cakes? (If you do though, please hmu. I'm coming over....) I hope you find my Pesach recipes good enough to tuck into your classics. The recipes you'll make year after year.
Give me grape juice sorbet at the end of every meal. Let's have matzah and cream cheese sandwiches on every Chol Hamoed trip. I'm so down to embrace the simplicity.
Fruity Grape Juice Sorbet
- 2 Cups Water
- 2 Cups Sugar
- 1 Cup Frozen whole strawberries
- 1 whole Kiwi peeled
- 2 Cups Grape Jucie
- Combine water and sugar in a pot. Cook over a medium-low flame, for 3-4 minutes, until the sugar dissolves, stirring frequently to prevent burning. Bring the mixture to a boil and then allow it to cool. Pour the syrup into a blender and add strawberries, kiwi and grape juice; blend until smooth. Place in 2 lb containers or mini individual containers and freeze. (Optional: Blend and freeze again after a few hours for a smoother consistency)
I know I've been "oversharing" on the sweet department. Don't worry, there's a few savory recipes coming soon too. If you'r following my Instagram stories, you saw that I was getting ready to share a whole roasted chicken recipe. When I opened up the package, my chicken was missing a wing! No worries, we still ate it for dinner, and it was delicious. I will have to go pick up a new one to photograph though!
Until next time,