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Summer Fruit Granita

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Ingredients
  Ripe peaches/Plums / nectarines 1 Pound (Fresh Sunwest California Variety)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Raspberries 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Fresh / Frozen)
  Fresh orange juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Fresh lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
Directions

1. Cut fruit into a large saucepan, discarding the pits. Add sugar and 1 cup water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and let simmer for 10 minutes, or until fruit is tender. Let fruit cool; add raspberries if using nectarines.
2. Pour fruit into a blender and puree. Strain through a sieve; discard any pulp. Stir in orange and lemon juice; taste for sweetness, adding sugar as needed.
3. Pour into a 9-inch square nonreactive metal or glass pan. Cover and freeze until ice crystals form around the edges, about 30 minutes. With a fork, stir the ice crystals toward the center. Repeat process once or twice before it is completely frozen to create a granular texture.
4. Break up the frozen mixture with a fork or chop with a chef's knife.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Method: 
Freezed
Interest: 
Summer, Party

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