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Apr 6, 2010 07:36 PM

ideas to use up grapefruits a bit past their prime?

CHs, please tell me what to do with old(er) grapefruits. I have a sack of them that we haven't finished in due time. They're beginning to look sad, but still appear edible. I've been baking grapefruits in the morning for breakfast, but there's still plenty remaining. Any quick recipes? TIA!

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  1. zest them for baked goods and juice them

    1. Sorbet! Grapefruit makes a lovely frozen dessert. If you juice them you can also freeze the juice if there's too much.

      1. If you're a canner, marmalade. Not quick, but delightful.

        1. I make a key lime pie that is easy to make but it only seems to work with citrus. I tried with strawberry juice and it didn't thicken. Anyway, I was wondering if you might try substituting grapefruit juice for lime juice in this recipe.

          KEY LIME PIE

          1 EA 9” graham cracker pie shell
          1 EA 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
          3 EA egg yokes (whites not used)
          ½ cup key lime juice (I use Nellie & Joes brand)

          Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
          Combine milk, eggs and lime juice.
          Blend until smooth
          Pour filling into pie shell and bake for 15 minutes.
          Let cool on a baking rack for at least 10 minutes before refrigerating.
          Just before serving, top with whipped cream.

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          1. re: tonka11_99

            That sounds very appealing with grapefruit.

          2. Grapefruit creme anglais -- oh my god. It's amazing on any baked goods with pecans.