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Cranberry Granita
© Con Poulos

Cranberry Granita

  • ACTIVE: 30 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 6 HRS
  • SERVINGS: 4 cups
  • HEALTHY
  • MAKE-AHEAD

Light, refreshing and festive, it's lovely to end a rich, heavy meal with this granita.

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  1. 1 1/2 cups water
  2. 2 cups cranberries
  3. 1/2 cup sugar
  4. Finely grated zest of 1 orange
  5. 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  6. Sweetened whipped cream, for serving
  1. In a saucepan, combine the water, cranberries, sugar and orange zest and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the cranberries pop and soften, about 15 minutes.
  2. Transfer the cranberry mixture to a blender and puree at high speed for 2 minutes. Strain the puree through a fine sieve into a bowl and let cool completely.
  3. Stir the orange juice into the puree and pour it into a 9-by-13-inch metal baking dish. Freeze the granita for 1 hour. Scrape the frozen edges into the center and freeze for about 3 hours longer, scraping hourly, until the granita is icy and flaky. Freeze for at least 2 hours longer, or preferably overnight.
  4. Scrape the granita into glasses and serve topped with sweetened whipped cream.
Make Ahead The granita can be frozen for up to 3 days.
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