Tart cherry granite with stonefruit salad

July 24, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Tart cherry granite -- 5 ingredients and 5 steps to an impressive dessert! Pastry Chef Adrienne Garcia of Marche Restaurant shares this delicious recipe.

TART CHERRY GRANITÉ WITH STONEFRUIT SALAD

Tart Cherry Granité
Ingredients:

  • 3 cups Tart Cherry juice
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoone Kirsch (optional)
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 each Stonefruit Salad (recipe below)

Method:

1. Combine first four ingredients, whisking to dissolve the sugar (add more sugar if you want a sweeter granité).

2. Pour the liquid into casserole dish or cookie sheet with sides and freeze until completely set all the way through.

3. Using a fork, scrape the ice to obtain a product resembling snowflakes.

4. At this point, you can return the granité to the freezer until you are ready to serve it.

5. To serve, place desired amount of granite in a bowl or serving dish and lay stonefruit salad over it. Garnish as desired with tarragon leaves, meringues, or shortbread.

Stone Fruit Salad
Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • ½ bunch Tarragon
  • ½ cup Cherries, halved and pitted
  • 2 each Peaches, thinly sliced
  • 2 each Plums, thinly sliced

Method:

6. Combine water and sugar in a small pot and place over low heat. Stir to dissolve the sugar.

7. Bring to a boil and remove from the heat.

8. Add the tarragon, cover with plastic and allow to infuse until cooled.

9. Toss the prepared fruit in the tarragon syrup.

Marche Restaurant
898 Santa Cruz Avenue
Menlo Park, CA
(650) 324-9092
www.restaurantmarche.com


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