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Meyer Lemon Sorbet Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups Meyer lemon juice (about 10-12 lemons)
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 teaspoon salt

Special equipment needed:
- Ice cream maker

Step-by-step instructions:
1. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, water, and salt. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved.
2. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
3. Add Meyer lemon juice to the sugar syrup and stir to combine.
4. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer's instructions.
5. Transfer the sorbet to a freezer-safe container and freeze for at least 2 hours before serving.

- Time:
Preparation time: 15 minutes
- Cooking time: 0 minutes
- Freezing time: 2 hours
- Room temperature for the sugar syrup
- Churn according to the manufacturer's instructions
Serving size:
- Makes about 1 quart of sorbet
- Serves 6-8

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 160
- Total Fat: 0g
- Saturated Fat: 0g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Sodium: 60mg
- Total Carbohydrate: 41g
- Dietary Fiber: 0g
- Sugars: 37g
- Protein: 0g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Regular lemon juice can be used instead of Meyer lemon juice, but the flavor will be slightly different.
- Honey or agave nectar can be used instead of granulated sugar.

- Add a splash of vodka or limoncello to the sorbet mixture before churning for a boozy twist.
- Top with fresh berries or whipped cream for a decadent dessert.

Tips and tricks:
- To get the most juice out of your Meyer lemons, roll them on the counter before juicing.
- Make sure the sugar syrup is completely cooled before adding the lemon juice to prevent curdling.
- For a smoother sorbet, strain the lemon juice before adding it to the sugar syrup.

Storage instructions:
- Store the sorbet in a freezer-safe container with a tight-fitting lid for up to 1 month.

Reheating instructions:
- Sorbet does not need to be reheated. Simply scoop and serve.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve the sorbet in chilled bowls or glasses for an elegant presentation.
- Garnish with fresh mint leaves or lemon zest for a pop of color.

- Meyer Lemon Sorbet pairs well with fresh fruit, shortbread cookies, or a glass of sparkling wine.

Suggested side dishes:
- This sorbet is a refreshing dessert on its own, but it can also be served alongside a light salad or grilled fish.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the sorbet is too hard, let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes before scooping.
- If the sorbet is too soft, freeze for an additional hour before serving.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to wash your hands and all equipment thoroughly before preparing the sorbet.
- Store the sorbet in a freezer-safe container with a tight-fitting lid to prevent freezer burn.

Food history:
- Meyer lemons are a hybrid citrus fruit that originated in China and were introduced to the United States in the early 1900s.

Flavor profiles:
- Meyer Lemon Sorbet is sweet, tart, and refreshing.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve the sorbet as a light and refreshing dessert after a heavy meal.

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Taste: Refreshing, Tart, Citrusy, Sweet, Tangy, Bright