Candied Red Grapefruit slices make a lovely garnish for desserts and are so addictively delicious, you’ll eat them for snacks too!
I made this batch to use as a garnish for the desserts at my fabulously “French” Mother’s Day Luncheon. Using them on both desserts will also help carry out the tablescape’s PINK theme too.
Below I’ll show you how gorgeous these candied red grapefruit slices can be on my Pink Grapefruit Chiffon Cake with White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting and Chocolate Grand Marnier Pots de Crème.
What kind of pan should you use?
This is one instance where the acidic qualities of citrus demand you stay away from cast iron or aluminum pans. Choose a heavy-bottomed non-stick or stainless pan for best results.
If you’re using the candied fruit for garnishes, it can be used after a few hours of drying time.
Or, toss the slices in granulated sugar and let dry completely before storing in the refrigerator in a tightly covered container. Layer the candies between sheets of wax or parchment to keep them from sticking together.
If you want them purely for snacking, you can let them dry for up to 24 hours on the rack and then package and refrigerate. Snack with abandon!
Make sure you keep the flavored citrus syrup, it’s a lovely pantry item that is produced by this recipe. Here’s a few suggestions as to how to use it:
WANT TO TRY MY MOTHER’S DAY LUNCHEON DESSERTS?
I’m sharing both my Pink Grapefruit Chiffon Cake and extra special Pots de Crème recipes.
This light and fluffy chiffon cake has an incredible texture and comes out rich and moist. It turned out so lovely with three luscious layers, just aching for some PINK White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.
Now, for the second Mother’s Day Luncheon dessert, I knew any gaggle of women would be looking around, waiting for the chocolate to appear! So as not to disappoint, I’ve also included a lovely Chocolate Grand Marnier Pots de Crème on the menu.
It’s densely chocolate, with a hint of citrus that gives it a new level of sophistication. In keeping with the party’s pink color-scheme, and the pink grapefruit cake, I garnished them with Candied Pink Grapefruit slices. They are amazingly addictive, so be careful to save enough for your presentation!
I finished the Chocolate Grand Marnier Pots de Crème with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream and fresh mint. Don’t they look lovely? And they taste even better!
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