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Dec 21, 2011 03:51 PM

40 pounds of grapefruit

I just got a delivery of 20 pounds of grapefruit from my mother in law. Add that to the 20 pounds we got the 1st weekend in December (we have been eating them but still have quite a few). I need suggestions to use them besides giving them to friends and neighbors because there is no way we can just eat all of them before they go bad.

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    1. You can juice them and freeze the juice.
      Or make marmalade.

      1. make curd.

        you can also make nigella's clementine cake and sub the grapefruits.

        1. Do you have a citrus juicer? I'd make lots of juice and drink it and cook with it. I bet it would be great is sauces and soups and other things that call for lemon, orange or lime.

          I'd try making Ina Garten's lemon cake with grapefruit, or other lemon cake recipes (I like her's best). Other citrus-flavored baked goods would be great too. Grapefruit blueberry muffins?

          You could make some fancy cocktails for holiday parties if you're into that.

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          1. re: luciaannek

            Make grapefruit bars from a lemon bar recipe! I might run out a get some grapefruits just for that.

            1. re: luciaannek

              excellent, but you do have to cut the sugar .
              I like grapefruit curd.

          2. Candied grapefruit peel is delicious. Lots of different ways to do it, but leaving some pith on makes for a candy-sweet and soft-centered (halved?) treat. It's a good idea to keep it in the freezer for freshness.

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            1. re: bgbc

              Though it uses only one cup of grapefruit juice, Thomas Keller's grapefruit cake can be found online. Is wonderful!

              1. re: bgbc

                I LOVE candied grapefruit it is an excellent use for the stuff

                1. re: bgbc

                  The chow DIY advent calendar (which was pretty fun) had a recipe for candied grapefruit zest. Here it is: