CHERRY-MERLOT GRANITA

From Cooking Light, June 2010

CHERRY-MERLOT GRANITA
CHERRY-MERLOT GRANITA

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    cup water

  • 1/4

    cup sugar

  • 1

    cup ice cubes

  • 1

    large navel orange

  • 1

    cup frozen pitted dark sweet cherries

  • 1

    cup merlot

Directions

1. Combine 1 cup water and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 3 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in ice cubes. 2. While sugar mixture comes to a boil, grate rind, and squeeze juice from orange to measure 1 tablespoon and 1/2 cup respectively. 3. Place cherries and sugar mixture in a blender; process for 1 minute or until pureed, stopping as necessary to scrape sides. Stir in rind, juice, and 1 cup merlot; pour into an 8-inch square pan. Cover and freeze for 8 hours or until firm. 4. Remove mixture from freezer; scrape entire mixture with a fork until fluffy.

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