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what to do with sour grapefruits

Spanish Willy Mar 29, 2011 05:08 AM

I´ve been given a bag of huge- and as it turns out, really tart grapefruits.
Any ideas?

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    redfish62 Mar 29, 2011 05:24 AM

    Maybe you can make a marinade out of them, like people do with sour oranges. You can find a lot of recipes for sour orange marinade on Google. You use it for meat.

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      CookieLee Mar 29, 2011 05:30 AM

      You could macerate them. Peel, slice, and sprinkle with sugar. Check it out on epicurious.com

      1. TrishUntrapped Mar 29, 2011 05:34 AM

        Some ideas here:


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          odkaty Mar 29, 2011 05:36 AM

          Make marmalade. You don't have to can it, just put in jars in the fridge.

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            LaPaloma Jan 24, 2014 09:40 AM

            How do I locate your recipe help our tree is chock full of sour grapefruit

            1. re: LaPaloma
              Ttrockwood Jan 24, 2014 02:21 PM

              This previous thread has great ideas and some helpful links to even more recipes:

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            ChiliDude Mar 29, 2011 07:08 AM

            Add sugar?

            1. mamachef Mar 29, 2011 07:16 AM

              Mojo, or a marinade for ceviche, or escabeche.

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                Bigley9 Mar 29, 2011 10:39 AM

                Broil them topped with brown sugar.
                or try this! http://larkenspringsfarm.com/?p=586

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                  pumpkinspice Jan 24, 2014 09:44 AM

                  May be strange, but I have always liked a dash of salt on my sour grapefruits

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                  1. re: pumpkinspice
                    BangorDin Jan 24, 2014 10:17 AM

                    Not strange at all ! The second you sprinkle a little salt on a bitter grapefruit it is a nice grapefruit again.

                  2. LindaWhit Jan 24, 2014 09:51 AM

                    ETA: Dagnabbit - this is an old thread and I didn't check as I usually do! Oh well - a few new ideas are added.

                    A throwback to the 1960s - broil it with some cinnamon and sugar.

                    Smitten Kitchen has a Grapefruit Yogurt Cake:


                    Or Honey-Yogurt Grapefruit Scones?


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                      zackly Jan 24, 2014 09:53 AM

                      I would juice them and add sugar/sweetener. You can freeze the juice.

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                      1. re: zackly
                        jpc8015 Jan 24, 2014 10:00 AM

                        Then make greyhounds!

                      2. rmarisco Jan 24, 2014 10:08 AM

                        you could make these:


                        i'll send you my address for shipping ;)))))

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                          redips Jan 24, 2014 02:25 PM

                          The Alton Brown Grapefruit Brûlée is one of my absolute favourites...

                          You need a blowtorch, but it is worth it.


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