Melon and Apple Granita

Mellon And Apple Granita

Melon and Apple Granita

Talk about a perfect summertime recipe! When I saw this recipe I knew many of you would like it.

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.

 

 

 

 Melon and Apple Granita

Makes: 8 servings, about 3/4 cup granita each

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

TIPS & NOTES

Tip: Freeze for up to 1 week. Remove about 20 minutes before serving to soften slightly.

NUTRITION

Per serving: 66 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 17 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 1 g protein; 2 g fiber; 17 mg sodium; 277 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (40% daily value).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

 

Source: http://www.eatingwell.com
Author: Eating Well
Original Article: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/melon_apple_granita.html