Martha Stewart's Lemon Granite Recipe

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Servings: 10


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  • 3 c. water
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 10 sprg lemon balm or possibly lemon verbena
  • 1/2 c. freshly squeezed lemon juice Finely-grated zest of 2 lemons
  • 1/4 c. lemon-flavored vodka
  • 10 whl lemons for shells Almond extract


  1. In a heavy saucepan, bring the water, sugar, and 5 sprigs of the lemon balm to a boil over medium-high heat till the sugar is dissolved. Throw away the lemon balm and cold the syrup over a bowl of ice water till cool.
  2. Whisk together the syrup, lemon juice,lemon zest, and vodka in a metal bowl and place in the freezer, about 2 to 3 hrs.
  3. Remove any ink on the lemons by rubbing with almond extract. Cut one quarter from the stem end of each lemon. Using a grapefruit knife, cut between the pulp and the pith (the white layer between pulp and skin), and remove the pulp with a grapefruit spoon or possibly melon baller, scraping the shell clean.
  4. Using a tsp., mound each lemon with granite. Keep in the freezer till ready to serve. Remove from the freezer, garnish each with half a sprig of lemon balm and serve immediately.
  5. Serves 10.
  6. Cuisine: "Mexican"


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 139g
Recipe makes 10 servings
Calories 102  
Calories from Fat 1 1%
Total Fat 0.09g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.01g 0%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Potassium 58mg 2%
Total Carbs 23.91g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0.9g 3%
Sugars 21.04g 14%
Protein 0.38g 1%
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