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

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 1996


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  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

102.5 calories; proteing; carbohydrates 22.1g 7% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiberg; sugars 21.4g; fatg; saturated fatg; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 0.2IU; vitamin c 3.2mg 5% DV; folate 0.8mcg; calcium 0.3mg; ironmg; magnesium 0.2mg; potassium 4.1mg; sodium 0.1mg; thiaminmg.

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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? Read More