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Honeydew Granita Recipe

Honeydew Granita Recipe

Make this refreshing summer treat when melons are ripe and flavorful. I like to garnish each serving with a sprig of mint or a small slice of honeydew. —Bonnie Hawkins, Elkhorn, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 min. + freezing YIELD:11 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 cups cubed peeled honeydew
  • 2 tablespoons sweet white wine

Directions

  • 1. In a small saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Cool.
  • 2. Pulse honeydew, sugar syrup and wine in batches in a food processor until smooth, 1-2 minutes. Transfer to an 8-in. square dish. Freeze 1 hour. Stir with a fork. Freeze, stirring every 30 minutes, until frozen, 2-3 hours longer. Stir again with a fork just before serving. Yield: 5-1/2 cups.

Recipe Note

Honeydew Sorbet: After processing honeydew mixture, pour into the cylinder of an ice cream freezer; freeze according to manufacturer's directions. Transfer to a freezer container; freeze for 4 hours or until firm.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 107 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 17mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit.

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