This recipe was inspired by an episode of the Netflix hit docuseries "Chef's Table". In season 4, episode 2, Corrado Assenza, a pastry chef from Noto, Sicily, creates delicious gelati and granita. This granita is simple to make, and makes a refreshing dessert or palate cleanser between courses.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
3 hrs
total:
3 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine water and sugar in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

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  • Pour pureed pomelo and lemon juice into a pie plate. Stir in lemon zest and cooled syrup until combined. Place the dish, uncovered, in the freezer until mixture is just starting to freeze around the edges but still slushy in the middle, about 45 minutes. Use a fork to scrape the mixture from the outer edges inward. Place back into the freezer, and continue to scrape with a fork about every hour until the granita is light and fluffy.

Editor's Note:

For pomelo puree, first peel and segment a pomelo by cutting off the top and bottom peel, about 1/2 inch from each side. Make vertical cuts around the fruit, about 1/2 inch into the rind. Pull off slices of rind. Pull off any thick pieces of membrane. Split fruit open and separate into segments. Peel membrane off each slice. Puree slices in a blender or food processor.

Nutrition Facts

71 calories; protein 0.4g; carbohydrates 18.5g; sodium 1.1mg. Full Nutrition
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