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Grapefruit Poppy Seed Bread

I had grapefruits handy, so I used the zest and juice for this lovely quick bread. It's got a nice little tang and a tender crumb. —Lisa Moriarty, Wilton, New Hampshire
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    1 loaf (16 slices)


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-2/3 cups sugar, divided
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 2 tablespoons grated grapefruit zest
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup grapefruit juice
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons grapefruit juice


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and 1-1/3 cups sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in yogurt, poppy seeds, grapefruit zest and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
  • Transfer to a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 55-65 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix grapefruit juice and remaining sugar.
  • Remove bread from oven. Immediately poke holes in bread with a fork; slowly pour juice mixture over bread. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • In a small bowl, mix glaze ingredients; drizzle over bread.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 296 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 189mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Diane Zdep
    Jun 19, 2017

    Very nice loaf but very milk Grapefruit flavor

  • NH-rescue
    Mar 4, 2016

    Oh, my! This was real good!It was moist and flavorful and disappeared in one afternoon. We had more than enough grapefruit juice from one grapefruit so, after taking out the 2T. for the glaze, we put all of it into the batter and upped the cooking time a few minutes. (Only a few extra tablespoons of juice.) It tasted great.

  • toolbarsco
    Feb 12, 2016

    This is very moist and tasty. It had a unique citrus taste, and it was quickly snarfed up by my family. I'll probably make it again for Easter.

  • uncfan456123
    Jan 26, 2016

    I prepared this recipe exactly as directed. Moist and delicious.