9 Delicious Grapefruit Recipes

9 Delicious Grapefruit Recipes

Ok, grapefruit fans – – we have some delicious grapefruit recipes and an awesome Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Texas Red Grapefruit giveaway for you! I have been a fan of grapefruit since I was a kid. I have many fond memories of breakfasts at my grandparents’ farm where grapefruit halves were often the starting point for the meal. I guess my grandma and grandpa passed their love of grapefruit down to me!

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While I love eating grapfruit “as is”, it is also wonderful in recipes. It’s super versatile as you can see in this assortment of grapefruit recipes that ranges from salads to drinks to frozen desserts:

9 Delicious Grapefruit Recipes

Avocado and Grapefruit Salad

Grapefruit Honey Bran Muffins

Broiled Grapefruit with Honey, Sugar and Thyme

Honey Roasted Grapefruit Parfait Popsicles

Grapefruit Frozen Yogurt

Ruby Red Grapefruitade

Grapefruit Sangria

Blueberry Acai Grapefruit Smoothie

Candied Grapefruit Peel


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Reader Giveaway: One lucky Thrifty Recipes reader will win aWonderful Sweet Scarletts prize package including Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Texas Red Grapefruit, a grapefruit spoon, circular cutting board, grapefruit bowl, juicer, mason jar and apron. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 4/11/16. Good luck!

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"No Ice Cream Maker Needed" Berry Ice Cream

This easy ice cream recipe is perfect for a hot summer day when you want to enjoy a delicious, homemade frozen treat, but don’t want to do a lot of work. It’s also a low-fat treat!

3 cups chopped mixed frozen berries and/or fruit
1/2 cup Coffee-mate Natural Bliss Low-fat Vanilla
1/4 cup fat free milk

Place berries, Coffee-mate and milk in food processor or blender and cover. Pulse until smooth. Serve immediately or spoon into a freezer safe container, cover and freeze.

Easy Microwave Baked Apple Recipe

This microwave baked apple recipe is fast and easy and oh-so good with cinnamon and raisins.  Start with a slightly tart apple such as a Fuji, Gala or Honeycrisp.  You could also try a more tart apple like Granny Smith.  Remove the core using an apple corer or paring knife.  Peel away the top 1/2″ or so of apple peel.

In a small bowl, mix together the filling:

1 tsp raisins
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp butter

Pack filling into core of apple. Sprinkle apple with cinnamon.

Place apple in a microwave-safe bowl. Pour 1/2 cup water gently into the bowl. Cover bowl with a lid or plastic wrap, leaving a little space or steam to escape. Microwave on high for 5 minutes or until apple is soft. Place apple on a clean bowl or plate and spoon some of the cooking juices over the top. Serve warm.