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Orange and Cranberry Granita Compote

Prep time 12 mins
Cook time 12 mins
Freeze time 8 hrs
Yield 18 (1/2-cup) servings.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened orange juice
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 4 cups water, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups cranberry juice cocktail
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Fresh mint sprigs (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 70
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.1 g
  • carbohydrate 18 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 1 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Pour orange juice through a wire-mesh strainer into a bowl; discard pulp. Set juice aside.

  2. Combine 1/2 cup sugar and 2 cups water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, and stir into strained orange juice. Pour mixture into a 9-inch square pan; let cool completely. Cover and freeze at least 8 hours or until firm.

  3. Combine remaining 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 cups water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, and stir in cranberry juice cocktail and lemon juice. Pour mixture into a 9-inch square pan; let cool completely. Cover and freeze at least 8 hours or until firm.

  4. Cut frozen orange mixture into 1-inch cubes, and place in container of a food processor. Pulse, 1 second at a time, until mixture is fluffy. Repeat procedure with cranberry mixture. To serve, spoon 1/4 cup orange granita into a (6-ounce) parfait glass; spoon 1/4 cup cranberry granita over orange granita. Garnish with mint sprigs, if desired. Serve immediately.

Cooking Light Low-Fat, Low-Calorie Quick and Easy Cookbook