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Grapefruit Alaska

 Grapefruit Alaska
You'll easily impress guests with this dessert. It takes some time to prepare, but the rave reviews I receive make it all worth it. —Peg Atzen, Hackensack, Minnesota
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 large grapefruit
  • 2 teaspoons rum extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 8 maraschino cherries

Directions

  • Halve grapefruit and section; remove membranes. Return grapefruit
  • sections to grapefruit halves. Drizzle 1/4 teaspoon rum extract over
  • each. Top with 1 rounded tablespoon of whipped cream; Place on an
  • ungreased foil-lined baking sheet.
  • In a large bowl, beat the egg whites, cornstarch and cream of tartar
  • on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 1
  • tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff glossy peaks form and
  • sugar is dissolved. Mound 1/2 cup on each grapefruit half; spread
  • meringue to edges to seal. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until
  • meringue is browned. Top each with a cherry. Serve immediately.
  • Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 152 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 26 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 24 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.