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ideas to use up grapefruits a bit past their prime?

kermit Apr 6, 2010 07:36 PM

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. Cherylptw RE: kermit Apr 6, 2010 07:46 PM

    zest them for baked goods and juice them

    1. visciole RE: kermit Apr 6, 2010 08:07 PM

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

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        dmd_kc RE: kermit Apr 6, 2010 10:19 PM

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

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          tonka11_99 RE: kermit Apr 6, 2010 10:37 PM

          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
            buttertart RE: tonka11_99 Apr 7, 2010 10:25 AM

            That sounds very appealing with grapefruit.

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            justbecca RE: kermit Apr 7, 2010 01:25 AM

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

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