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A cool bowl of refreshing blueberry lemonade love!
Grate 1 teaspoon of lemon peel and squeeze 1/4 cup lemon juice.
In a saucepan heat sugar, lemon peel and 1 1/2 cups water until boiling over high heat, stirring consistently to dissolve sugar. Remove the saucepan from the heat; stir in blueberries. Cool the blueberry sugar syrup to room temperature.
In a food processor with knife blade attached, blend the blueberry syrup mixture until pureed. Press puree through a sieve into bowl if there seem to be large pieces. Stir in the lemon juice and remaining 1 1/2 cups water. Pour evenly into a 13- by 9-inch metal baking pan.
Cover and freeze mixture for approximately 1 1/2 hours or until frozen around the edges. With a fork, scrape the ice, mixing it from the edge into the center. Repeat the process about every 30 minutes or until the mixture turns into ice shards, approximately 1 1/2 hours.
Serve the granita right away, spooning shards into chilled dessert dishes or wine goblets.
You can also cover and freeze for up to 1 month.
To serve, let stand about 5 minutes at room temperature to soften slightly … unless it is 115ºF outside.
This recipe is so fresh, vibrant, and light, perfect for any summer picnic or family get-together. I must give credit to Emeril Lagasse for his fabulous pie crust recipe, and my former mother-in-law for her amazing pie recipe. She has always been a baking inspiration for me.
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