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
5 mins, plus freezing time
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.