Pickled Plum Sorbet

After I made the pickled plums to review Tom Kitchin’s recipe book and the plums were devoured, I was left with the most amazing tart juice. I do not like anything to go to waste and so I decided to create a sorbet by adding the juice to some simple syrup. This resulted in the most refreshing pickled plum sorbet and needless to say, it did not last long in the summer. Plums are going to be in season again soon and I have every intention of making both the pickled plums and the sorbet.

Blackcurrant and Vodka Sorbet, Pickled Plum Sorbet, Granadilla Sorbet
Blackcurrant and Vodka Sorbet, Pickled Plum Sorbet, Granadilla Sorbet
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Pickled Plum Sorbet

Recipe Category: Dessert
Makes enough for: 1 batch sorbet
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 300 mls pickled plum juice
  • 200 mls sugar syrup


  • Mix the pickled plum juice and the sugar syrup really well
  • Churn in your ice cream maker until thick
  • Leave to freeze

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It might sound odd to pickle plums. Or any fruit for that matter. But once you have tried pickling fresh fruit you will not look back. The possibilities are endless. I am thinking about cherries, cranberries or blueberries. The key in my opinion is to select firm, tart fruit. You do not want the fruit to be soft to start off with. Otherwise you will end up with mush, or chutney. The fruit needs to hold its shape once cut. And you want to accentuate the taste, not hide it.

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23 thoughts on “Pickled Plum Sorbet

  1. I’m so delighted with this idea, Tandy, because I just juiced a BUNCH of plums and was wondering what I would do with all that juice. 🙂 This is an excellent idea. 🙂

  2. All three look and sound gorgeous! But I have to say, the idea of the pickled plum sorbet sound especially enticing and distinctive. I’m imagining it, too, as a syrup for roast pork, a side accompaniment to salmon, and any number of other spectacular combinations where plums (particularly amped up in this artful fashion of yours) would be the perfect complement. Fantastic recipe, Tandy!

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