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Easy Grapefruit Pie

 Easy Grapefruit Pie (Photo courtesy of TexasSweet Citrus Marketing, Inc.)It’s citrus season, when Texas grapefruits and oranges are at their peak. And while citrus is delicious juiced or eaten fresh, you can also use grapefruits and oranges in recipes ranging from desserts to main dishes and salads.

TexaSweet Citrus Marketing, Inc, a non-profit corporation chartered to promote fresh citrus grown in Texas, offers a wealth of information about the state’s fruits, including dozens of recipes, including such tempting preparations as Holiday Ham with Rio Star Grapefruit Glaze, Rio Star Crème Brûlée, Rio Ramen Salad, Citrus Bruschetta, Grapefruit Breakfast Muffins, and Rio Star Grapefruit and Vodka Coolers.

Here’s TexaSweet’s recipe for Easy Grapefruit Pie. (And yes, it’s this easy.)

  • 3 to 4 cups Texas Red Grapefruit
  • 1 cup prepared strawberry glaze
  • 1 (9 inch) baked pie shell
  • whipped cream

Peel and section grapefruit, drain well using paper towels to absorb all juice. Carefully fold sections into strawberry glaze. Pour into pie shell and refrigerate until firm. Top with whipped cream.

Mini Grapefruit Pies (Photo courtesy TexasSweet Citrus Marketing, Inc.)Mini Rio Star Grapefruit Pies

  • 4 Texas Rio Star Grapefruit, sectioned
  • 1 cup prepared strawberry glaze
  • 4 mini pie shells
  • Whipped cream

Drain all juice from grapefruit sections on a paper towel. Carefully fold sections into strawberry glaze. Pour mixture into pie shells and refrigerate until firm. Top with whipped cream.

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