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Tasting Table's Manischewitz Granita

Perfect for Passover

Tasting Table's Kalisa Martin shares some delicious recipes to celebrate the holiday.
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Your entire life Passover has been a Groundhog Day repeat of gefilte fish and brisket. Join the 21st century with these updated mash-up holiday dishes from Get their recipe for Manischewitz Granita below.


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 whole star anise pods
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/3 cup of mint leaves
  • 2 1/2 cups Kosher red wine, such as Manischewitz
  • Cooking Directions

    In a small sauce pan, combine the water and sugar and stir. Add star anise, cloves, cinnamon and mint leaves. Simmer at medium heat until the sugar dissolves, about 6 minutes, then remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer, discarding the mint. Make an ice bath. Nest the bowl containing the syrup in the ice bath and let stand until completely cool.

    In a medium bowl, combine the cooled simple syrup mixture and the wine and stir to mix evenly. Pour the mixture into 9-inch by 13-inch baking dish. Place the dish in the freezer.

    Freeze until icy around edges, about 25 minutes. Using a fork, scrape granita into flaky crystals. Repeat this every 30 to 40 minutes until the granite is completely frozen and has a fine texture, about 1 1/2 hours. Cover tightly and freeze. Note: Can be made two days in advanced

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    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: manischewitz, water, sugar, clove, cinnamon, mint, star anise

    Course: Dinner

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