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Thanksgiving Leftovers: Cranberry Pear Ice Cream

If you have too many cranberries leftover after your Thanksgiving dinner, consider making them into ice cream! Or make some cranberry ice cream simply because you want some for dessert. Cranberry Pear Ice Cream // Thanksgiving Leftovers // Legal Miss SunshineBut don’t just make cranberry ice cream, add some pears into it and make Cranberry Pear Ice Cream! Cranberry Pear Ice Cream // Thanksgiving Leftovers // Legal Miss SunshineCranberry Pear Ice Cream // Thanksgiving Leftovers // Legal Miss SunshineHow good would this ice cream be in a gingerbread or cinnamon waffle cone?

Here’s the recipe in case you want to make this next week for your Thanksgiving dinner dessert:Cranberry Pear Ice Cream // Thanksgiving Leftovers // Legal Miss SunshineCranberry Pear Ice Cream // Thanksgiving Leftovers // Legal Miss Sunshine

Cranberry Pear Ice Cream
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Cranberry Pear Ice Cream
Ingredients
  • 2-3 cups of cranberries
  • 4-6 pears, peeled and diced
  • 1.5 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1.5 cups granulated sugar, divided
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 1 3" cinnamon stick
Instructions
  1. Start by peeling and dicing your pears.
  2. Then add your cream and 1 cup of sugar to a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  3. Mix your egg yolks, salt, 3 Tablespoons of sugar in a stand mixer until it has tripled in size.
  4. Then add your hot cream mixer, mix until incorporated, then return everything to the saucepan.
  5. Cook the custard mixture over medium-low, stirring constantly until it reaches 170 degrees F. Do not let it boil.
  6. Then strain the custard into a bowl and let it cool to room temperature.
  7. Next, combine your cranberries, diced pears, the remaining sugar, and your cinnamon stick in a saucepan and boil over high heat, then immediately reduce the heat and cook it for 10 minutes.
  8. Discard the cinnamon stick and puree the fruit.
  9. Then strain it into the custard bowl and mix.
  10. Allow it to cool to room temperature.
  11. Add the mixture to your ice cream maker and follow your ice cream maker's instructions.
  12. Serve in a gingerbread or cinnamon waffle cone or over pie.

Cranberry Pear Ice Cream // Thanksgiving Leftovers // Legal Miss Sunshine

Cranberry Pear Ice Cream // Thanksgiving Leftovers // Legal Miss SunshineAnd if you happen to have any leftover turkey next week, be sure to check out my other Thanksgiving Leftover recipes: Turkey Hash over Potato Pancakes or a Turkey Gorgonzola Grilled Cheese with Arugula.

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