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                              GELO DI MELLONE
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts                         Italian
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      1/4                Ripe watermelon
      2/3   c            Sugar
      1/2   c            Cornstarch
    1       t            Vanilla extract
    2       tb           Chopped, blanched pistachios
      1/2   oz           Semisweet chocolate
                         - coarsely grated
    3       tb           Candied citron
                         - rinsed and chopped
                         Cinnamon -- for finishing
   Popular in Palermo, this dessert carries the humble watermelon to new
   heights of sophistication. SPOON THE FLESH AWAY from the rind of the melon
   into a large bowl. Remove seeds and liquefy in food processor or blender.
   Combine sugar and cornstarch in a 3-quart non-reactive saucepan and add
   watermelon juice gradually, whisking it in. Place over low heat and bring
   to a boil, stirring constantly with a flat-edged wooden spatula. At the
   boil, continue cooking about 5 minutes, stirring constantly, over lowest
   heat. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla extract and pour into a mixing
   bowl. Cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally to prevent a skin
   from forming on the surface. After the gelo has cooled, stir in the
   remaining ingredients, except the cinnamon. Pour into a glass serving bowl
   and chill. To serve the gelo, spoon into dessert bowls and sprinkle with
   cinnamon at the table.
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