Grapefruit Bars, a grapefruit flavored version of lemon bars, would be perfect for a ladies’ luncheon or Bridge group. What? No Bridge group? Well, then you’ll be glad to know this is a half-batch. The original full version is from Group Recipes.
Just so you know, the grapefruit flavor isn’t strong and sour so if you really love grapefruit, you might want to double the amount of zest.
Ruby Red Grapefruit Bars
1 cup all-purpose flour
⅜ teaspoon salt (omit if using salted butter)
¼ cup powdered sugar
8 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 large eggs
1 cup sugar
¼ cup fresh grapefruit juice (from a pink or Ruby Red)
1 teaspoon fresh grated grapefruit zest
¼ teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons flour
Powdered sugar for dusting
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8 inch square metal pan with non-stick foil or parchment.
Combine flour, salt and powdered sugar. Cut in butter (food processor works well) until mixture is coarse and crumbly. It should be very dry. Press into pan and bake for 18 minutes or until golden brown around edges.
Beat together eggs, sugar, grapefruit juice,and grapefruit zest. Whisk in baking powder, making sure you whisk out any lumps, then whisk in flour. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until set. Cool completely, then sprinkle top with powdered sugar. Lift from pan and cut into squares.