Apple Cider Granita

September/October 1996

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

Apple Cider Granita

Makes: 8 servings, 1 cup each

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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.

Tips & Notes

  • 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.


Per serving: 102 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 22 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 0 g fiber; 0 mg sodium; 5 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1 1/2

Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1/2 other carbohydrate

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