Published Thursday, February 07, 2013

Rio Star Grapefruit is sweet and juicy pie ingredient

From Staff Reports

Grown in Texas, the Rio Star Grapefruit is sweet and juicy, and can be quickly sectioned for use in salads, desserts, drinks, glazes and more.

In season now, Texas citrus can be stored in a cool area for two weeks, and in the fridge for up to six weeks.

Try this mini pie that uses a prepared strawberry glaze and topped with whipped cream. These pies are perfect for a Valentine’s treat:

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Mini Rio Star Grapefruit Pies

Makes 4 pies

4 Texas Rio Star Grapefruit, sectioned


1 cup prepared strawberry glaze


4 mini pie shells


Whipped cream


Drain all juice from grapefruit sections on a paper towel.

Carefully fold sections into strawberry glaze.

Pour mixture into pie shells and refrigerate until firm.

Top with whipped cream.

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