Thursday, October 20, 2011

Drunken Grapefruit

I am not the biggest fan of grapefruits, so anything I can put on it, to make it more pleasing to the eye or make it a little bit more palatable, I’m willing to try it. 

My granddad was a cultivator and grapefruit was on the list of things he harvested. Nevertheless I always chose an apple or orange over it because it doesn’t matter how much sugar I watch my cousins add to it or salt I watched him sprinkle on it, I just couldn’t get past the tartness.

Today a coworker brought me a bagful, she was so excited that she had a tree that was bearing; how could I tell her that I really dislike the fruit? …of course I couldn’t, so I took the bag home, placed it on the counter and stared at it for a few minutes, wondering what to do with all this grapefruit.

This is what I’ve got so far….  J  try My Drunken Grapefruit.

1 pink grapefruit
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon rum (barcardi, pineapple or coconut rum is fine)
1 tablespoon chocolate chips
Whipped cream

Preheat oven to 400.
Cut grapefruit in half, prepare as if you were going to eat with a spoon.
Place in ovenproof bowl, pour 1 tablespoon rum over each half, sprinkle with a little sugar, let set for a while.

Heat fruit thoroughly, about 10 min, remove from oven, add a few chocolate chips, whipped cream, and serve.

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