Friday, June 3, 2011

Quince Wine Granita

One of the items I picked up at a local Medieval fair was quince wine.

The wine has a lovely light sweet and slightly tart flavor. I thought it would make the perfect granita.

And it did. Light and refreshing.

It wasn't too interesting to photograph on it's own so I dressed it up. The tray is part of a set brought back from Florence, Italy. The Arabic tea glasses and spoons are from Iraq, a gift from my husband's colleague, Ruwaida.

Quince Wine Granita

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup quince wine
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • In a small saucepan heat the water and sugar together until warm and the sugar has dissolved.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the wine first, then the lemon juice.
  • Pour into a shallow container and place in freezer overnight.
  • Use a fork to scrape the granita into crystals, spoon into glasses, ramekins, etc. and serve. 
  • Make 5 servings. The Arabic tea glasses I used hold the size of about one and a half shots so I was able to fill 8.


  1. Now I'm going to have to keep an eye out for quince wine (I wonder if we have that in Kansas?). This looks lovely and refreshing!

  2. Now if this doesn't make me want to kick off my flip flops and put my feet up on a hot summer's day then nothing will!

  3. What beautiful photos, this looks so refreshing and delicious!

  4. That looks amazing! i've had wine granita as a dessert before - somehow just that little bit more satisfying! ;)


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