Passion Fruit Granita with Tropical Compote

  • Active Time 10m
  • Total Time 6h 10m
  • Rating ****

6 servings

Frozen passion fruit juice concentrate makes this dessert a snap. Experiment with other frozen concentrates such as pineapple, guava, mango, etc.


  • One 11 1/2-ounce can Welch's frozen passion fruit flavor juice cocktail concentrate, thawed
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • 1/4 small ripe pineapple, peeled, diced
  • 1 mango, peeled, pitted, diced
  • 3 kiwi, peeled, diced
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1-2 tablespoons minced crystallized ginger

  • 6 fresh mint sprigs (optional)


Whisk the frozen concentrate, water and lime juice in 8- or 9 -inch metal baking pan until the concentrate has thawed. Freeze the mixture until icy at edge of the pan, about 1 hour, depending on type of freezer. Whisk to distribute the frozen portions evenly.

Freeze again until icy at the edge of the pan and the overall texture is slushy, about 1 hour. Whisk to distribute the frozen portions evenly. Freeze without whisking until solid, about 4 hours. Using a fork, scrape the granita to form icy flakes.

DO-AHEAD TIP: Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover with foil and keep frozen.

Mix the pineapple, mango, kiwi, sugar and orange in a medium bowl to blend. Toss with 1-2 tablespoons ginger. (Can be made 3 hours ahead. Cover and refrigerate). Spoon the granita into 6 frozen martini glasses, mounding slightly on 1 side. Spoon the compote on the other side. Garnish with mint, if desired and serve immediately.

Recipe created exclusively for by Sarah Taverner.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 6420

nutrition information per serving

186 calories; 0g total fat; 0mg cholesterol; 30mg sodium; 47g carbohydrates; 2g fiber; 1g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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