Pear Granita

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The gritty-textured pear makes it a perfect fruit for granita making, not only in terms of texture, but in subdued flavor as well.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 4 hours 15 minutes

Serves: 10

Ingredients

  • 1¾ cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large very ripe pears, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Directions

  • Combine the water and sugar in a saucepan over medium-low heat until sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Remove from heat and combine with the remaining ingredients. Purée in food processor or blender until smooth.
  • Refrigerate until chilled.
  • Pour into a covered container and place in the freezer for 1 hour. Remove from freezer, and stir the frozen crystals into the center of the container with a fork. Return the container to the freezer, and repeat the process every 30–45 minutes, stirring carefully each time, until you have a fully frozen container of crystallized granita.

Recipe Information

Serves: 10

Ingredients

  • 1¾ cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large very ripe pears, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Directions

  • Combine the water and sugar in a saucepan over medium-low heat until sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Remove from heat and combine with the remaining ingredients. Purée in food processor or blender until smooth.
  • Refrigerate until chilled.
  • Pour into a covered container and place in the freezer for 1 hour. Remove from freezer, and stir the frozen crystals into the center of the container with a fork. Return the container to the freezer, and repeat the process every 30–45 minutes, stirring carefully each time, until you have a fully frozen container of crystallized granita.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories210
Total Fat0g
Saturated Fat0g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium0mg
Total Carbohydrate54g
Dietary Fiber3g
Sugars49g
Protein0g