• Ingredients: 14
  • Serves: 1

Red grape granita with dry red wine, sugar, red seedless grapes, fresh lemon juice, or to taste.


  • 1/4 cup dry red wine
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 lb. red seedless grapes
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice, or to taste

pickled ginger and plum-wine granita:

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsps. pickled ginger slices , rinsed
  • 1/4 cup plum wine
  • 2 drops of red food coloring if desired

For the bruschetta

  • eight to twelve 1/2-inch-thick diagonal slices of country-style Italian bread
  • flat-leafed parsley sprigs for garnish

Pear Sorbet

  • Fresh mint leaves

Add and cook soup 30 seconds:

For serving:


  1. Step 1 In a saucepan combine the wine, the sugar, and 1 cup water and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring until the sugar is dissolved.

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  2. Step 2 Simmer the syrup for 5 minutes and let it cool. In a blender or food processor purée the grapes with the syrup and strain the purée through a fine sieve into a bowl, pressing hard on the solids.

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  3. Step 3 Stir in 1 cup cold water and the lemon juice and chill the mixture, covered, until it is cold. Stir the mixture, transfer it to 2 metal ice cube trays without dividers or a shallow metal bowl, and freeze it, stirring with a fork every 20 to 30 minutes and crushing the large frozen clumps, for 2 to 3 hours, or until it is firm but not frozen solid.

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Nutrition information

Calories 231 Carbohydrates 57 g (19%)
Fat 0 g (0%) Protein 1 g (3%)
Saturated Fat 0 g (0%) Sodium 4 mg (0%)
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g Fiber 2 g (6%)
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g Cholesterol 0