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Division of Marketing and Development
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Mayo Building, M-9
407 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800
(850) 617-7300

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Adam H. Putnam, Commissioner

Florida Fruit Recipe

Watermelon Granita-filled Lime Cups

12 limes, reserve 2 tablespoons juice
1 cup sugar
2 cups water
4 cups watermelon, cubed
1/2 cup currants or raisins
  crushed ice, optional
Cut limes in half lengthwise; cut around pulp of each half with a sharp knife, leaving peel intact. Scoop out pulp, using spoon to loosen pulp from peel, and reserve 2 tablespoons of lime juice for Granita. Set lime cups aside. Stir together sugar and water in small saucepan; heat to boiling. Cool slightly. Place watermelon in container of food processor; pulse to puree watermelon. Place colander over bowl and pour puree into colander to strain out the seeds; forcing watermelon through with back of spoon, if needed. Stir reserved lime juice and cooled sugar mixture into pureed watermelon. Pour into 13x9x2-inch pan; freeze until firm, about 4 hours. To serve, scrape frozen watermelon mixture with spoon to make Granita. Stir in currants for "seeds." Mound Granita in lime cups; serve on bed of crushed ice.

12 servings

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