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1.16.2012

Ruby Red Grapefruit Bars


Raise your hand if you love Lemon Bars?!?!?!

Oh how I love lemon bars!

I had some Ruby Red's staring me down in the fruit bowl begging me to create something with them. Before today it never occurred to me to bake with grapefruit... I just always halve them and sprinkle some sugar and call it breakfast.

But why not substitute the lemon for grapefruit in one of my favorite baked treats?!


Ruby Red Grapefruit Bars

Ingredients:
 1/2 cup room temp butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour + 2 tbs
2 eggs
2 tsp grapefruit zest
1/2 cup grapefruit juice (about 1/2 a grapefruit)
1/4 tsp baking powder
Powder sugar for dusting

Directions:

In your electric mixer mix 1/4 of your sugar, 1 cup flour and butter together until it is crumbly.

Press on the bottom of a 9x9 baking dish.

Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.

Mean while in your mixer beat eggs, zest, juice, 3/4 cup sugar, 2 tbs of flour and 1/4 tsp baking powder.

When the crust is done remove from oven and pour grapefruit egg mixture over crust.

Bake for another 20 minutes or until edges are golden.

Let cool completely then dust with powdered sugar and slice into squares.

Goes great with a cup of tea!

This recipe was linked at....

Crumbs and Chaos 

18 comments:

  1. This is seriously a genius idea. I LOVE LEMON BARS! I never thought to try it with grapefruit! I can't wait to try these. Lovely photo too!

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  2. How creative! I have a couple of grapefruits that need to be used soon. I will have to try this. We love lemon bars. Thanks for a great idea.

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  3. This sounds so great, Carrie! I never would have thought to try this with grapefruit.

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  4. DOH! What a great idea, I have some on my table right now.

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  5. So creative!! I love the idea of a little twist on the typical lemon bar.

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  6. Yum, this looks really innovative and good! Another must!

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  7. These look awesome! I have been loving the in season grapefruit and this is just so simple. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. What a great and creative idea! Bravo for thinking of it. Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

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  9. Did you up the sugar from your lemon bar recipe? They must be quite tart! I'll pass this on to my mom -- she always seems to have a surplus of grapefruit.

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  10. @Bake Up, Little Suzy. Nope grapefruit is much sweeter than lemon so these were actually sweeter than lemon bars. Surprisingly not tart at all. Thanks for stopping by my blog <3 Carrie

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  11. YUM these looks terrific. I love RR Grapefruit, can't wait to give them a try. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. This looks AMAZING!!!! I will definitely need to make this pronto!!! Love it so much Carrie!

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  13. Yum, I love lemon bars and I love grapefruit so I just know I will LOVE these!

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  14. Great idea-I love lemon squares and I'm sure these grapefruit bars will be jsut as delicious!

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  15. What a great idea!! Never would have even thought of using a grapefruit in place of the lemon!!! You are a baking genius:-) Thank you so much for sharing with Trick or Treat Tuesday!!!

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  16. Will try these this weekend. Sounds delicious. Oh, instead of adding sugar to your grapefruit, try sprinkling a little bit of salt on it. It really brings out the flavor : )

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  17. I saw this on today's Julie's Eat's and Treat's collection of bars. What a treat indeed. There a million grapefruits on the tree outside and I very much LOVE lemon bars. Thanks- these will be made this weekend!

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