- My first cooking experience with Meyer lemons was to make a sorbet. Sorbet is perfect any time of the year. It can be served as a dessert at the end of a light lunch or as a palate cleanser in between courses at a dinner party, or to neutralize your palate during a wine tasting. The nice thing about sorbet is that you don’t need a complicated ice cream maker to make it. Total time to make it is about 2 hours, but the active cooking time is relatively low.
- 1 3/4 cup water
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups freshly squeezed Meyer lemon juice
- 1-2 tablespoons freshly grated Meyer lemon zest
- In a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat, combine water and sugar to dissolve about 1 minute. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
- Stir in juice and zest to combine. Pour into an 8x8 metal pan and place in freezer. Stir every 30 minutes for 2 hours.
- When frozen, transfer to freezer-safe storage containers. Cover tightly and keep frozen until ready to serve.