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Watermelon Granita-Filled Lime Cups

Source: National Watermelon Promotional Board
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Active Time:  15 Minutes
Total Time:  4 Hours 15 Minutes
  Makes 12 servings
These mini-melon look-alikes will delight your guests. Store extra granita (shaved ice) in a freezer container for later use.
12 limes (reserve 2 tablespoons juice)
1 cup sugar
2 cups water
4 cups watermelon cubes
1/2 cup currants or raisins
Crushed ice (optional)
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TO MAKE THE LIME CUPS: Cut limes in half lengthwise; cut around pulp of each half with sharp knife, leaving peel intact. Scoop out pulp, using spoon to loosen pulp from peel, and reserve 2 tablespoons lime juice for granita. Set lime cups aside.

TO MAKE THE GRANITA: Stir together sugar and water in small saucepan; heat to boiling. Cool slightly. Place watermelon in container of food processor; pulse to puree watermelon. Place colander over bowl; pour pureed watermelon into colander to strain out seeds, forcing watermelon through with back of spoon, if needed. Stir reserved lime juice and cooled sugar mixture into pureed watermelon.

Pour into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan; freeze until firm, about 4 hours. To serve, scrape frozen watermelon mixture with spoon to make granita. Stir in currants for seeds. Mound granita in lime cups; serve on bed of crushed ice.

Recipe reprinted by permission of National Watermelon Promotional Board. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
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Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Makes 12 servings
Calories: 103
Sodium: 1mg
% Cal. from Fat: 0%
Carbohydrates, Total: 28g
Fiber: 2g
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