Citrus fruit is in season. February is National Grapefruit Month. We love this sharp citrus fruit. But, it can be a bit sour for a lot of folks. So, cooking with it can be the best way to enjoy it. In the past, we shared savory grapefruit recipes. Today, we have four wonderfully sweet ways to enjoy this healthy, vitamin-rich fruit you are sure to enjoy!
This wonderful curd is tangy, rich and perfect on low-carb toast, in a pie or as a layer in a dessert. We love curds because they are both a star spread and can be used as an ingredient. To make it smooth, you cook it on a very low heat and remove it the moment it starts to boil. If it gets lumps, just put it through a fine-mesh sieve, and you can remove them. A serving has 148 calories and 1.6 grams of net carbs. Get the recipe.
Cake is one of our favorite desserts. This one uses almond flour to cut out carbs. It has a light texture and is moist from the use of both olive oil and dairy. It doesn’t need frosting or icing to be delicious, and it’s not overly sweet, making it perfect for enjoying with a cup of coffee. You might think that using olive oil in a cake would make it taste odd. But, as long as you are using a pale one, it should add healthy fat to your cake without flavor. The cake uses the zest of many different citrus fruits as it’s written, but if you pick just one, it won’t change the flavor profile that much, and it will save you some money, time and effort. We, of course, would suggest using grapefruit everywhere in this cake! A serving has 253 calories, six grams of carbs and three grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
We love this recipe. But, as crazy as it is to say about a recipe with two ingredients, we think it needs tweaking. It’s incredibly simple to make these gummy bears with fresh juice and unflavored gelatin. But we believe it needs a little sweetener thrown in. The instructions warn that, by nature of using fresh juice, some batches will be more bitter than others. We think all treats deserve to be a little sweet. Add a little sweetener to the juice to make these a soft candy instead of a sharp shock to the tongue. And remember, gelatin is not a vegetarian food, so these are not an appropriate gift to make for someone who avoids animal products. A serving has 32 calories, seven grams of carbs and one gram of fiber. Get the recipe.
Madeleines are delicious small French sponge cakes shaped like shells with a distinct pattern on one side and a bump on the other. Unless you have the correct pan, these are not technically madeleines. But, anyone you share them with will not complain when they try them! You can use any small cupcake or cake mold pan you might have to make these delicious fruity guava and grapefruit cakes. The recipe yields 16 mini cakes. A cake has 81 calories, 11 grams of carbs and two grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
We hope that one of these recipes graces your kitchen soon and you enjoy grapefruit this month!