Green Apple Ice
Source of Recipe
from Lisa2K at eG, adapted from Traci Des Jardins
This is one of those things that is greater than the sum of it's parts. A simple 3 ingredient recipe has no business being this amazing. I used Granny Smith apples, as Lisa suggested, but she says that you could use any tart apple or even 2 cups of apple juice. I did add a tablespoon of Calvados - it adds a little flavor and prevents it from freezing too hard. I served it with Lisa's Figgy Apple-Mascarpone Tart with Apple Cider Caramel
List of Ingredients
6 Granny Smith apples
1/2 c. to 3/4 c. simple syrup*
4 T. lemon juice
Juice the apples through a fruit juicer with the peels on. Add simple syrup and lemon juice to taste. Freeze, as directed in an ice cream maker.
*To make simple syrup mix equal parts sugar and water (1/2 c. and 1/2 c. or 3/4 c. and 3/4 c. - I started with 3/4 c. and used slightly less than that) in a small saucepan and boil until the sugar has dissolved and the syrup is slightly thickened.
Lisa's Notes: You can pour this into a shallow pan and freeze. After 30-40 minutes, scrape the ice to break up the frozen bits and make it slushy. Do this again after another 30-40 minutes and then freeze until ready to serve. You can also just freeze into a solid block and scrape it just before serving as you would a granita.