- 1-1/3 cups sugar
- 1/3 cup cornstarch
- 2 cups pink grapefruit juice
- 3/4 cup water
- 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
- 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
- 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked
- 3 egg whites
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 6 tablespoons sugar
- In a saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Gradually add grapefruit juice and water. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly, about 2 minutes. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Gradually stir 1/2 cup into egg yolks; return all to the pan. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in butter and extract. Pour hot filling into pastry shell. In a mixing bowl, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar on medium speed until foamy. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high just until stiff peas form and sugar is dissolved. Spread meringue evenly over hot filling, sealing edges to crust. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until the meringue is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Reviews forGrapefruit Meringue Pie
"I meant to write ... so I halved the quantities OF SUGAR ....."
"Here in England we don't have grapefruit growing out of doors - so mine came from the supermarket.The recipe as given is too sweet for English tastes (unless you have particularly sour fruit) so I halved the quantities and it was just right.Make sure you pour the filling into the pastry case as soon as the butter has melted or the mixture will start to set in the pan!"
"This was unusual but very good (if you like grapefruit). It's just like a lemon meringue pie but with grapefruit. Try it!"