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Grapefruit Granité

Provided by: Chef Masa Takayama
Served at: Masa

  • Type of Dish: Desserts: All, Desserts: Other
  • Servings: 6
  • Cuisine: Asian, Japanese
  • Special Requests: Healthy, Quick and Easy
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2 cups grapefruit juice
1 cup Sauternes or champagne
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar, optional or to taste
1 large grapefruit, cut into segments between the membrane, each segment cut into thirds
6 teaspoons Grand Marnier
Grated zest of 1 yuzu (1 lime can be substituted)


Combine the grapefruit juice and Sauternes. Add the sugar to taste, stirring until dissolved. Pour the liquid into an 8-by-10-inch tray and freeze for several hours.

To serve, scrape or mash the frozen grapefruit with a fork and transfer to a bowl. Stir in the grapefruit segments and divide the granité into 6 individual bowls. Pour 1 teaspoon of Grand Marnier over the top of each granité, finishing with a little yuzu zest. Serve immediately.

(Published 2005)