Light, refreshing and festive, it's lovely to end a rich, heavy meal with this granita.
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1 1/2 cups water
2 cups cranberries
1/2 cup sugar
Finely grated zest of 1 orange
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
Sweetened whipped cream, for serving
How to Make It
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.
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.
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.
Scrape the granita into glasses and serve topped with sweetened whipped cream.
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