This past weekend with the help of my in-laws, we cleared our old grapefruit tree of all the grapefruits! With deep root fertilization on all our citrus trees – all 6 of them, 5 of which we added to the property, I am looking forward to seeing the fruits of our labor (and money) in a few months – ha!

It’s been five years of living here and we’ve always unloaded our grapefruits to our friends, and kind of felt a bit terrible that we didn’t decide how we could enjoy it. UNTIL!

One of my best girlfriends Michelle came in town a few weeks ago who has a food blog, Pantry Lane. Through a cooking mishap, we/she (mainly she) discerned this delicious grapefruit juice and said – you definitely have to blog about it.

My inlaws loved it and I served it to our small group and everyone wanted to know how it was done.

So, if you have any sort of citrus – like abundantly, here’s a great way to use that citrus! I imagine you can do this with any citrus and even mix it up if you want. And, if you want to add some alcohol, to it I’m sure it’d be a hit too – I couldn’t give much recommendation in that department since I turn red with any alcohol intake – aka Asian Glow aka allergic.

Step 1

Cut grapefruits in half, lay on a cookie tray.

Cut a little of the round bottom to have them lay flat on the tray.

Step 2

Sprinkle a little salt and brown sugar on top.

Step 3

Put oven on broil at 250 degrees for 10 minutes.

Here’s a photo of step 2 and 3, and after you pull it out of the oven:

Allow to cool a bit – a few minutes. The bottom tray will be less hot to handle so you can get started on that tray without burning your hands when you touch the grapefruits.

Tip: You can load about 2 large trays in the oven, so if you have 4 trays you could be super productive! Juice while the two trays are in the oven for 10 minutes.

They will be SOOOOO soft and come right off the rind.

You can juice it directly into a glass, or do what I did and put it in a drink dispenser like one of these – here are some ideas:

Photos by Melissa Schollaert. Makeup and hair by Lizzy Marsh. Styled by Angela Saban.