Orange rind, orange juice, sweet cherries, and merlot are sweetened with a simple syrup and then frozen to make this Cherry-Merlot Granita.

Recipe by Cooking Light June 2010

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Recipe Summary

Yield:
8 servings (serving size: about 1/3 cup)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine 1 cup water and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 3 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in ice cubes.

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  • While sugar mixture comes to a boil, grate rind, and squeeze juice from orange to measure 1 tablespoon and 1/2 cup, respectively.

  • Place cherries and sugar mixture in a blender; process for 1 minute or until pureed, stopping as necessary to scrape sides. Stir in rind, juice, and 1 cup merlot; pour into an 8-inch square pan. Cover and freeze for 8 hours or until firm.

  • Remove mixture from freezer; scrape entire mixture with a fork until fluffy.

Nutrition Facts

70 calories; fat 0.3g; saturated fat 0.1g; mono fat 0.1g; poly fat 0.1g; protein 0.3g; carbohydrates 11.9g; fiber 0.5g; cholesterolmg; iron 0.2mg; sodium 1mg; calcium 8mg.