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three glasses of pear sorbet on a silver serving tray with white and green flowers in the background

Princess Diaries Pear Sorbet

  • Author: Elizabeth Van Lierde
  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 4 hours
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Sweets
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


It’s time for another Dinner and a Movie, except this time it’s dinner and dessert! Enjoy the iconic Princess Diaries Pear Sorbet – hopefully without the brain freeze! This creamy and smooth sorbet treat is full of pear flavor with refreshing hints of mint. This is a fabulous palate cleanser for the likes of Princess Mia, kids on a hot summer day, and you when it’s time to cuddle on the couch for a movie! 



1 cup apple juice

4 large ripe pears, peeled, cored and diced

2 tsp fresh lemon juice

¼ cup agave

6 fresh mint leaves

Green food coloring, optional


  1. Place the apple juice in a medium sauce pan. Bring to a simmer and add in diced pears and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until the pears are forked tender.
  2. Remove pears from heat and add in lemon juice, agave, and mint leaves. Stir together and let the mixture cool for 15-20 minutes. Remove the mint leaves from the mixture. 
  3. Blend the mixture with an immersion blender or in a blender for 20-30 seconds until the mixture is smooth. Add in a few drops of green food coloring and stir together until combined.
  4. Transfer mixture to a container and freeze in the freezer for at least 3 hours or overnight. Or transfer mixture to an ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Transfer to a container and freeze for two hours for ‘packed’ ice cream consistency.


Note: The sorbet will keep in the freezer for about a month when stored in an airtight container. 

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