Happy Pi(e) Day!
Every year, I say I’m going to make something savory to celebrate – and every year I get seduced by some awesome looking dessert.
This year, it was grapefruit pie.
This pie is the cousin of key lime pie. It’s got the same graham cracker crust and same creamy, dreamy filling. This one just uses grapefruit juice in place of key lime juice.
And, let’s be honest, it’s a little easier because juicing two grapefruits is way better than a ton of key limes. Six ingredients and minimal effort make this pie a winner!
But, if another pie is calling your heart, I’m linking up with lots of bloggers today to bring you a plethora of pie options. Thanks to The Redhead Baker for organizing!
Pi(e) Day Recipes
- 4 ingredient Lemon Ice Box Pie by Creative Southern Home
- Blueberry and Lemon Meringue Pie by Creative Culinary
- Brownie Pie by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Carrot Pie by Savory Moments
- Grapefruit Pie by Kate’s Recipe Box
- Kentucky Pie by For the Love of Food
- Key Lime Pie by Simply Inspired Meals
- Lucky Lemon Pie by The Spiffy Cookie
- Mexican Chicken Pie by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Mini Shepherd’s Pies by Cheese Curd In Paradise
- Mushroom Galette by Caroline’s Cooking
- Pie Bites by The Freshman Cook
- Rhubarb Berry Pie by The Redhead Baker
- Sky High S’mores Pie by Food Above Gold
- Spaghetti Pie by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Tourtière Landaise (Apple and Armagnac Phyllo Pie) by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Traditional Cornish Pasty by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Virginia Pecan Pie by My Catholic Kitchen
- Zesty Tomato Pie by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Makes 1 9″ pie
1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 12 graham cracker sheets, crushed)
1/4 cup sugar
6 Tbsp. butter, melted
14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
5 large egg yolks
1 cup fresh grapefruit juice (approximately 2 large grapefruits worth)
Whipped cream, for serving
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter until all of the crumbs are evenly wet. Press into a 9″ pie pan evenly, going up the sides too.
Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
In a bowl, stir together the sweetened condensed milk, yolks, and juice by hand until well combined but be careful not to get bubbles in the mixture.
Pour into the pie crust and return to the oven for 30 minutes, until the center is set.
Remove from the oven and cool at room temperature for about an hour, then transfer to the refrigerator to cool for at least three hours.
Serve topped with whipped cream.
adapted from Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt
13 thoughts on “Grapefruit Pie #PiDay”
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I’m a big citrus fan, but for whatever reason grapefruit is less common in things like pies. Looks yummy!
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What a great idea, using grapefruit instead of key limes. Thanks
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I’ll bet this pie tastes just different enough to become a new favorite!
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