Orange Granita

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READY IN: 3hrs 30mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 4
    cups freshly squeezed orange juice
  • sugar, to taste
  • 3
    sprigs basil
  • 2
    tablespoons orange-flavored liqueur (recommended -- Grand Marnier)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Clean and wash the oranges.
  • Cut off the top 1/4 of the oranges and shave a small slice off the bottom so it stands easily.
  • Using a grapefruit knife, cut out the flesh of the oranges and place in a strainer set over a bowl.
  • Be careful not to cut through the bottom.
  • Stand the oranges on a cookie sheet and place in the freezer and freeze until solid.
  • Press the flesh of the oranges through the strainer to extract all of the juice.
  • You should end up with about 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups of orange juice.
  • Add the extra 4 cups orange juice. Stir in sugar, a tablespoon at a time, until the mixture is of desired sweetness. Add the basil and orange-flavored liqueur and let sit for 15 minutes.
  • Strain the mixture into a roasting pan or baking dish.
  • The dish should be large enough so the liquid is not more than 1-inch deep. Freeze the mixture for 1 hour.
  • Remove from the freezer and scrape with 2 forks to break up ice.
  • Return to the freezer and freeze until solid, about 2 to 3 hours, scraping with forks every hour or so.
  • When the granite is frozen, scoop it into the orange shells and serve immediately.
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