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Grapefruit Pie report

BangorDin Nov 21, 2006 01:51 AM

I've tried the grapefruit pie brought to our attention a few days ago by piccola, Dining Diva, and some others. I made *just* the filling, to see if it would be worthy of a crust & topping. Basically a curd, like lemon curd, but the most extraordinary shade of pink--just gorgeous! (I used ruby red grapefruit, lots of color) It contains both juice and zest, and has that unmistakable zing you experience when chewing citrus rind! If in a good flaky crust, and topped with plump sections of ruby grapefruit & whipped cream, I think this would be considered above average, somethin' special. Be sure your grapefruit is very good. Just thought I'd let the interested parties know this pie is worth pursuing.

  1. DiningDiva Nov 21, 2006 03:01 AM

    BangorDin, thanks so much for doing the research on this. I started out to make a grapefruit pie as well this past weekend but got way sidetracked when a friend gave me Dorrie Greenspans new baking book and we baked from it instead. Maybe next weekend after T-day I'll do the pie.

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      TrinityMadai Jun 23, 2007 09:20 AM

      Thanks for this, love pink grapefruit.

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      1. re: TrinityMadai
        chez cherie Jun 23, 2007 09:45 AM

        cant seem to find the OP..would love to make this. would you mine reposting the recipe or link to it? thanks!

        1. re: chez cherie
          BangorDin Jun 23, 2007 11:44 AM

          Here is a link to the recipe I used http://www.recipezaar.com/112177.

          Another I found later looks nice too, it's called Grapefruit Curd Meringue Pie, at www.cuisine.co.nz Have not tried this one yet.

          1. re: BangorDin
            chez cherie Jun 23, 2007 03:19 PM

            thanks so much! will try this weekend!

      2. mamaciita Jun 23, 2007 03:47 PM

        My husband has been begging me to make Grapefruit Bars (similar to lemon bars)--I'll bet he'll love Grapefruit Pie!!

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        1. re: mamaciita
          blue room Jun 23, 2007 04:28 PM

          Grapefruit bars--always in the back of my mind--I love 'em!

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