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This easy Italian dessert is a fun and delicious way to enjoy clementines, so sweet and bountiful this time of year.

Martha Stewart Living, February 2016


Credit: Bryan Gardner

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30 mins
3 hrs 40 mins
Makes 12


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  • Slice top 1/2 inch off 12 clementines; reserve. Cut around flesh and scoop out into a sieve set over a bowl; reserve skins, being careful not to tear them. Press flesh to extract juice. Squeeze in juice from tops. (You'll have about 1 cup.) Halve and juice remaining clementines (to yield 2 cups).

  • Bring 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup water, and ginger to a boil in a pan, stirring, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; let stand 30 minutes. Discard ginger. Stir in clementine and lemon juices; transfer to a nonreactive 8-inch square baking dish. Freeze until solid, about 3 hours.

  • Meanwhile, brush clementine skins with water. Roll in remaining 1/4 cup sugar to coat. Freeze until solid, about 2 hours.

  • Scrape granita with a fork to fluff. Spoon granita into clementine "cups." Freeze 10 minutes before serving.