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Basil Plum Granita
I have basil and I have plums, and I don't have to heat up the whole kitchen to make dessert! Ingredients: 1 cup water 2/3 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/8 teaspoon salt 5 whole allspice 1 1/2 pounds black plums, quartered and pitted 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 3/4 cup basil leaves Preparation: 1. Place first 6 ingredients in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 15 minutes or until plums begin to fall apart, stirring occasionally. Place pan in a large ice-filled bowl; cool completely, stirring occasionally. Discard allspice. 2. Place the plum mixture, lime juice, and basil in a blender; process until well blended. Press the plum mixture through a fine sieve over a bowl, and discard solids. Pour the mixture into an 8-inch square glass or ceramic baking dish. Cover and freeze until partially frozen (about 2 hours). Scrape with a fork, crushing any lumps. Freeze for 3 hours, scraping with a fork every hour, or until completely frozen.
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