Grapefruit Meringue Pie
Total TimePrep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + chilling
Looked forward to making this and wasn't disappointed. I used only 1 cup of sugar and it was plenty sweet.
I was really excited to try this pie to use up the grapefruit in my fridge that weren't very sweet. However, I greatly discourage you from making this recipe with sub par grapefruit. As the first bite hit my taste buds, i thought to myself, wow, it's just like a lemon bar! But, immediately following that thought was the assault of bitterness that was nasty. My parents couldn't even finish their pieces it was so bitter. Save yourself the time and energy and say no to grapefruit pie!
I meant to write ... so I halved the quantities OF SUGAR .....
Here in England we don't have grapefruit growing out of doors - so mine came from the supermarket.The recipe as given is too sweet for English tastes (unless you have particularly sour fruit) so I halved the quantities and it was just right.Make sure you pour the filling into the pastry case as soon as the butter has melted or the mixture will start to set in the pan!
This was unusual but very good (if you like grapefruit). It's just like a lemon meringue pie but with grapefruit. Try it!
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