get-a-way granita

April 24, 2008 at 9:10 pm | Posted in Dessert | 11 Comments
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It’s been a rough couple of days with my kids. I need to get away. But our trip to San Diego is still a couple weeks away and my “Girls Weekend” is even further out.

So I made this Pineapple-Strawberry Granita and remembered trips to Kauai and Maui…not quite the get-a-way I needed, but it was enough to get me through today.

Pineapple-Strawberry Granita (adapted from Epicurious)

  • 1/2 of a fresh pineapple, cut into chunks
  • 1 pint of fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water

Put the pineapple into a food processor fitted with a steel blade and process until smooth. Pour the pineapple puree into a bowl and set aside.

Next, process the strawberries in a food processor until smooth. Add the water, sugar and pineapple puree and mix well.

Strain the pineapple strawberry puree through a wire sieve into an 8×8 inch baking dish. Place in the freezer. Stir with a fork every hour until firm, about 4 hours. Store in the freezer.

…I can almost smell the ocean air…

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