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Melon & Apple Granita

Melon & Apple Granita
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WebMD Recipe from EatingWell.com

This granita uses sweet ripe melon for flavor, apple juice instead of sugar and a touch of lime juice to perk up the flavors. Berries look beautiful on top; or if you can find fresh figs, add them. For a vibrant look, make with an orange-fleshed melon, such as cantaloupe, Charentais or orange honeydew.

Ingredients
Prep: 10 minutes | Total Time: 4 1/2 hours (including freezing time)
  • 4 cups
    cubed ripe melon
  • 1 cup
    unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/4 cup
    lime juice
  • 1 cup
    fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup
    fresh raspberries
  •  
    Fresh mint leaves, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Combine melon, apple juice and lime juice in a blender; puree until smooth. Pour the mixture into a 9-by-13-inch glass or metal pan.
  2. Place the pan on a level surface in your freezer. Freeze, stirring and scraping with a fork every 30 minutes, moving the frozen edges in toward the slushy center and crushing any lumps, until the granita is firm but not frozen solid, 3 to 4 hours.
  3. Remove from the freezer; use a metal spatula or large spoon to break up the frozen ice into small slivers. Pack into an airtight plastic container and freeze for at least 1 hour more.
  4. Remove from the freezer about 20 minutes before serving to soften slightly. Use a wide spoon or ice cream scoop to scrape the granita into shallow bowls. Sprinkle blueberries and raspberries over each portion and garnish with mint leaves, if desired.

 

Nutritional Information

Makes: 8 servings, about 3/4 cup granita & 1/4 cup fruit each
  • Calories65
  • Fat0 g
    • Saturated fat0 g
  • Cholesterol0 g
  • Carbohydrates16 g
    • Dietary fiber2 g
  • Protein1 g
  • Sodium17 g
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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