Friday, July 16, 2010

Raspberry Granita. Or Sorbet. Or...

This easy summer dessert has been mulling it the back of my head for years. I first tasted a granita at a friend's house years ago and ever since the name of this frozen dessert pops up from time to time in random places, always giving me pause to think, "I should try this."

Enter another recipe I recently read for a homemade sorbet that you made in the freezer (ie, without needing an ice cream maker) and it was time to give this idea a try.

Not sure if this is technically a granita or sorbet, but regardless, it is simple and simply delicious. R was my taste-tester for this recipe, and he declared after eating a bit, "it's perfect!"

Raspberry Granita/Sorbet

2 pints raspberries
1 cup natural applesauce

Puree the raspberries in a food processor or blender. If you aren't a seed person, take a fine sieve and pour the puree through the sieve to remove the seeds. (We didn't remove the seeds, as we're just kooky like that)

Add the applesauce to the raspberry puree and mix well.

Pour into a 9x9 glass dish or the like, and put into the freezer for 30-45 minutes.

With a spoon, scrape the frozen parts into little piles.

Freeze for another 20 minutes or so and scrape again. Repeat until you have frozen granita like this:

(R, showing off his bowl of "it's perfect" granita)

Serves about 4, perfect for after a hot summer weekday supper.

Have a sweet weekend-

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