Pineapple and Pomegranate Granita

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Summary

Yield
Servings
SourceFrom Mollie Katzen’s Vegetable Heaven
Prep time24 minutes
Cooking time
Total time24 minutes

Description

A make-ahead crushed fruit and ice dessert from the island of Sicily, no fancy ice cream maker necessary! You can make this with just pineapple, too.

Ingredients

1  
pineapple (large, ripe, peeled, and cored)
1 cup
pomegranate seeds
2 tablespoons
ginger, candied (minced)
2 tablespoons
mint, fresh (minced, plus sprigs for garnish)
   
sugar (to taste)

Instructions

Chop the pineapple into small pieces. Put the pineapple and pomegranate seeds in a food processor and pulse several times to mince the fruits almost to a pulp. Transfer to a shallow glass bowl or pan, and add the optional ginger and/or mint. Taste for sweetness and add sugar if desired. Place the bowl in the freezer for 3 hours, breaking it up with a fork every 30 minutes. Then cover the bowl and freeze overnight, or at least 6 hours. 15 minutes before serving, take the granita out of the freezer. Just before serving, drag a fork through the granita to break it into tiny ice crystals. Serve in individual glass bowls for an elegant presentation. Garnish with sprigs of mint.