Sunday, March 31, 2013

Pink Grapefruit Pie #SundaySupper

Grapefruit Pie!?

I don't know when or why but my best friend mention a recipe for Grapefruit Pie recently. I remember thinking how different and fabulous that sounded. I used to not like grapefruit or its juice but then we started purchasing the good stuff, Simply Grapefruit, and I took another look at the fruit. 

Now it is one of my favorite fruits. I like the sweeter pink and love to consume it in fruit or juice form. The girls are still learning to like it. I have to giggle because I know what a long road it was for me to get to my love of it today.

That is why I never give up on foods, for myself or the girls. Tastes can change so it is good to revisit foods from time to time.

Regardless of the outcome of this pie on our Easter table the girls enjoyed the process of making it. I took a Strawberry Chiffon Pie recipe from my favorite cookbook, Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook, and adapted it slightly for grapefruit. It is creamy and has many low-fat and low-sugar substitutions. 

We purchased a Shortbread crust because it is a very busy week for us and we wanted to just enjoy the making of the pie.

Grapefruit Chiffon Pie
  • 2 1/2 cups pink grapefruit (We used 20 oz Del Monte Jar in light syrup)
  • 2 tbsp C&H Light Sugar & Stevia Blend
  • 1 tbsp grapefruit juice from fruit jar
  • 2 tbsp C&H Light Sugar & Stevia Blend
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 2/3 cup grapefruit juice from fruit jar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • Pie Crust (Graham, Shortbread, or pastry)
We used a Pampered Chef Hand Food Processor to chop the grapefruit. Feel free to chop by hand if you do not have one. You will need around 1 1/2 cups chopped grapefruit. Stir in 2 tbsp C&H and 1 tbsp juice and set aside.
Stir together 2 tbsp C&H, gelatin, and 2/3 cup juice in a small saucepan and place on low heat. Stir until everything is dissolved. Remove from heat and cool. 
Into the grapefruit mixture stir the cooled gelatin and chill for 1 hour. Meanwhile beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Slowly add 1/4 cup sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Fold egg whites into gelatin mixture and chill for 1 hour.
Whip coconut milk until soft peaks form and then fold into chilled grapefruit mixture. If filling mounds it is ready to pour into the crust. Extra points if yours does not run into the edges. 
Chill for 8 hours and hope no little fingers dip into it before time to serve.

I would love to share with you a sliced piece or tell you how the girls enjoyed it but we are saving it for Easter. There was about 2 tbsp extra filling so I can say it tastes amazing! Try a different fruit in your favorite pie recipe and see what happens.

She loved that manual processor.

Fascinated by egg whites.

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  1. Not only do your posts always make me happy because of those beautiful girls, but this one makes me happy because of this fabulous pie!

  2. This is the first grapefruit pie I've seen and I think it is wonderful! I used to not like grapefruit either. Now I could eat it or drink the juice every day.

  3. I have never seen a grapefruit pie before. My husbands would love this. He eats one a day. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. Love the kids in the kitchen! I think your advice of buying the crust is so important. I know tons of moms who don't cook with their kids because it feels overwhelming. But just making a few changes like buying a crust can really help!

  5. What a fun an interesting creation!!! I love trying new twists on recipes, and this looks and sounds fantastic. Thanks for the fun pics too ;-)

  6. Yummy! And I Love the girls working away :)

  7. Never thought of grapefruit in pie before! Cool!

  8. This looks so good. I think the girls did a fabulous job on this one.

  9. Fabulous looking pie and even more when kids help out :) Lovely!

  10. So I love grapefruit everything, never would I have ever imagined a pie with pink grapefruit but I am so there.

  11. I never would have thought of putting grapefruit in a pie, but I'll bet this works! I love grapefruit when it's sweetened--just can't eat it straight!

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