Bourbon Poached Peach Sorbet {with Whipped Mascarpone & Crushed Pistachios}

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Bourbon Poached Peach Sorbet {with Whipped Mascarpone & Crushed Pistachios}

Ingredients
  • Sorbet:
  • 6 Fresh Peaches – Cut in half and pit removed*
  • 1 Cup Bourbon
  • ½ Cup Water
  • 1 ½ TBS Granulated Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Light Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1 TBS Ginger- grated
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • Whipped Mascarpone:
  • 8 oz. Mascarpone
  • 2 tsp Bourbon
  • Toppings to Taste:
  • Lemon Zest
  • Pistachios- shelled and roughly chopped
Instructions
  1. Poach the Peaches: Place the bourbon, water and granulated sugar in a large, deep, straight sided skillet and stir to combine. Add the peaches, skin side down, to the pan. Bring contents to a simmer over medium high heat. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer and poach for 10-12 minutes.
  2. Remove peaches with a slotted spoon to a clean work surface (leaving the bourbon water in the pan!). When cool enough to handle peel and slice peaches. Place slices on a large sheet of wax paper and transfer to the freezer. Freeze until firm.
  3. Meanwhile: Continue to simmer the bourbon for 10-12 minutes or until reduced by about half. Transfer to a container, cover, and set in the refrigerator. Allow to cool completely.
  4. For the Sorbet: In a blender or bowl of a food processor place sugar, ginger, lemon juice, and a heaping ½ cup of the reduced bourbon water. Blitz or pulse until combined. Add in the peach slices and blend or process until creamy and smooth. Transfer to a loaf pan and freeze, for at least 6 hours, or up to 1 week.
  5. For the Mascarpone: Place mascarpone and bourbon in the bowl of a stand mixer or a small bowl. Use the whisk attachment, or a hand held mixer, to whisk mascarpone with bourbon until light and airy. Set aside in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  6. Serve: Serve heaping scoops of the peach sorbet topped with a dollop of whipped mascarpone and sprinkled with chopped pistachios and zested lemon.
  7. Enjoy!
Notes
*Yield: 1 Quart
*Inactive Time of 6+ Hours
*Can substitute frozen peaches, defrosted
This recipe originally appeared at No Spoon Necessary.
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