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                      Watermelon Granita in Lime Cups
 
 Recipe By     : http://www.tdo.com/features/food/stories/0624/index.htm
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Granita
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
   12                    limes (reserve 2 Tbsps. juice)
    1      cup           sugar
    2      cups          water
    4      cups          watermelon cubes
      1/2  cup           currants or raisins
                         Crushed ice -- optional
 
 TO MAKE 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 WATERMELON 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 13x9x2-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, if desired.
 
 
 
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