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Granny Smith Apples with Granita Recipe
Granny Smith Apples with Granita
Michel Troisgros, Maison Troisgros, France
Michel Troisgros, Maison Troisgros, France
Flavors of France
Total time: more than 2 hours

Preparation and cooking time: 45 minutes
Refrigeration time: A few hours

Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note

Good and healthy!

There's no need for monotony when it comes to fruits and vegetables. Be creative with preparation and presentation methods to ensure you have 5 servings of fruits and vegetables (400 to 800 g) each day. Indulge!
For 4 servings
- 1 liter (4 cups) simple syrup at 14° (750 ml / 3 cups water, 350 g / 1 3/4 cups sugar)
- 40 g (3 tbsp.) brown sugar
- Calvados (in moderation)
- Lemon

Apple granita
- 2 green apples
- 1 lemon
- 140 g (3/4 cup) sugar
- 130 ml (1/2 cup) water

Preparing the granita

  1. To make the syrup for the granita, combine the 140 g sugar and 130 ml water. Bring to a boil, cool and refrigerate.
  2. Quarter and core two apples. Cut into small dice.
  3. Toss with lemon juice and place in the freezer.
  5. Place the frozen apples into the bowl of a thermo-mix or electric blender.
  6. Blend on low speed, gradually increasing the speed while adding the syrup.
  7. When the texture is smooth, pour the granita into a shallow container and freeze.

Preparing the apples

  1. To make the syrup for the apples, boil the 750 ml of water and 350 g sugar together. Measure out 1 litre. Set aside.
  2. Peel and core the apples.
  3. Cut each apple into 4 thick round slices, to obtain 8 slices in total.
  4. Arrange the apples on a baking sheet.
  5. Cover with the syrup and a sheet of parchment paper.
  6. Cook in a low oven (170° C / 325° F).
  7. When the apples are very tender, carefully remove them from the syrup.
  8. Leave 4 slices in a cool place; sprinkle the remaining slices with brown sugar and caramelize under the broiler.


  1. Divide the 4 cold apple slices among 4 chilled straight-sided glasses.
  2. Cover with 3 cm (1 1/4") of the apple granita.
  3. Top with a round of caramelized apple.
  4. Drizzle a little calvados over top.
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