Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Tea onTuesday: Cranberry-Herbal Tea Granita


*5 whole cloves
*1 slice orange
*2 cups water
*1/2 cup sugar
*1 stick cinnamon
*3 tea bags red zesty herbal tea flavored with hibiscus, rose hips and lemongrass
*1 1/2 cups cranberry juice cocktail
*1 1/2 cups pineapple juice
*Fresh fruit, if desired
*Thin almond wafer cookies, if desired

1. Insert cloves into peel of orange slice. In 2-quart saucepan, heat water, sugar, cinnamon and orange slice to boiling, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; add tea bags. Cover; let steep 5 minutes. Remove tea bags, cinnamon stick and orange slice.

2. Stir cranberry and pineapple juices into tea. Pour into 2-quart nonmetal bowl or 8-inch square glass baking dish. Cover; freeze about 2 hours or until partially frozen. Stir with fork or wire whisk. Cover; freeze 3 hours longer, stirring every 30 minutes and breaking up any large chunks.

3. Remove granita from freezer 20 minutes before serving. Spoon into stemmed glasses.

Garnish with fruit and cookies.

Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition facts per serving:
*Calories 100 (Calories from Fat 0)
*Total Fat 0g
*Saturated Fat 0g
*Trans Fat 0g
*Cholesterol 0mg
*Sodium 0mg
*Total Carbohydrate 26g
*Dietary Fiber 0g
*Protein 0g

~~ecipe and photo from: bettycrocker.com~~

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