Apple Cider Granita

Apple Cider Granita

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From: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 1996

Fresh apple cider and apple brandy make a simple granita that's the perfect ending to a fall meal.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 4 cups fresh apple cider
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup Calvados, or other apple brandy
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


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  1. Put a shallow metal pan in the freezer to chill. Combine cider, sugar, apple brandy and lemon juice in a bowl. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Pour the mixture into the chilled pan and place in the freezer. Every 30 minutes, stir with a fork, crushing any lumps, until the granita is firm but not frozen solid, about 3 hours.
  2. To serve, scoop into chilled bowls or goblets.
  • Make Ahead Tip: The granita can be made 2 days in advance: freeze and transfer to a covered container. Before serving, stir to break up large crystals.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 102 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 22 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 1 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 21 g sugars; 0 IU vitamin A; 3 mg vitamin C; 0 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 0 mg sodium; 4 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1 fruit, ½ other carbohydrate

Reviews 1

March 26, 2011
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By: EatingWell User
apple cider granita Sounds like a great recipe! Cons: How can this recipe serve 8 one cup servings with only 4 cups of apple cider and a small amount of calvaldoes?
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