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Ingredients (5)

  • 1 medium pineapple (about 3 pounds), peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped (about 5 cups)
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
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Nutritional Information
  • Calories251
  • Fat0.26g
  • Saturated fat0.02g
  • Trans fat
  • Carbs65.09g
  • Fiber2.95g
  • Sugar58.07g
  • Protein1.15g
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium5.45mg
  • Nutritional Analysis per serving (4 servings) Powered by

A study in proportions, granité is nothing more than fruit, sugar, and liquid, and the variation of these few factors means the difference between a slushy and a granular treat. Because pineapple juice is often overly sweet, and because we like the texture the actual fruit provides, we blended up a whole pineapple for this dish. Doing this extends preparation by a few minutes, but our granité is still an easy, no-fail recipe that’s a guilt-free way to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Game plan: Once made, the granité can be stored in the freezer in a container with a tightfitting lid for up to 2 weeks.

This recipe was featured as part of our Post-Holiday Recovery Menu.


  1. 1Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  2. 2Pour mixture into a 13-by-9-inch dish and freeze, uncovered, until just set but not frozen completely, about 2 1/2 hours. Rake through mixture with a fork to break up any large chunks.
  3. 3Return to the freezer and rake again when thoroughly set, about 2 hours more. Transfer to a container with a tightfitting lid and store in the freezer for up to 2 weeks.
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