Apple Ice

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Servings:
Serves 8

Nutrition Information:
Protein: 1g; Fat: 2g; Carbohydrate: 17g; Fiber: 1g; Sodium: 19mg; Cholesterol: 0; Calories: 71.

 
 

In Italy, this refreshing naturally-flavored ice is called granita. It is often served after a rich meal or in the midst of a hot day.

 
 

Ingredients:

 
 

5 cups peeled and sliced Granny Smith apples
1 cup water
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

 
 

Method:

 
 

1) In large saucepot, simmer apples, water, and sugar until apples are tender -- about 20 minutes. In food processor or blender, puree mixture until smooth; stir in lemon zest.

2) Transfer mixture to 8- or 9-inch metal pan and freeze until almost solid. Return to food processor of blender and puree until chunks break up and mixture is fluffy. Refreeze until firm.