Honeyed Grapefruit with Pecans

honeyed grapefruit with pecans

On my Facebook page I recently asked people if they liked grapefruit with or without sugar.  That got quite a few responses, and people are very divided on the topic.  I have always been a “without sugar” person.  I like my grapefruit tart!

Well, that has changed since I first made this honeyed grapefruit.  I absolutely love it.  I love both the honey and the pecans combined with pink grapefruit.  My family loved it too.

My picky eater tried it and said, “This is good.”  Then he had a second helping and said, “This is really good.”  Then he wanted more and said, “Do we have to save any for dad?” (who was working late that night).

honeyed grapefruit

I have to admit that this salad looked like raw fish.  You can’t tell so much from the picture (which doesn’t do it justice).  Everyone thought it was some kind of raw meat when they first saw it. I was glad they were willing to try it when I told them what it really was.

It’s not that they have never seen grapefruit, it’s just that they are used to seeing it in the skin. We usually cut them in half and spoon the grapefruit out.

Serving the grapefruit this way is a bit more work, but it is worth it.   I use this method to peel and segment the grapefruit.

Honeyed Grapefruit with Pecans
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4
  • 2 pink grapefruit
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 2 Tablespoons toasted chopped pecans
  1. Peel and segment the grapefruit.
  2. Cut the segments into bite sized pieces and place in a serving bowl.
  3. Slowly drizzle the honey over the grapefruit.
  4. Sprinkle the nuts on top.
To toast pecans, place pecan halves on a baking sheet in a 350° oven for 5 minutes. You should smell the nut oil when you remove them from the oven. If not, return them to the oven for a few more minutes. Keep an eye on them so they don’t burn. Cool before chopping.

About Linda Etherton

Linda has been gluten free since 2000 when I was diagnosed with celiac disease which propelled me into the world of gluten-free cooking and baking. I am convinced that gluten-free food can and should be delicious, and I never apologize for serving it.
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  1. Marleena says:

    Tried the link you posted to go to the peel and segment the grapefruit instructions and keep getting this Error message

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    The page you are looking for no longer exists. Perhaps you can return back to the site’s homepage and see if you can find what you are looking for. Or, you can try finding it with the information below.

  2. Sounds good to me! Some “subjects” are so hard to take photos of. Soup is one of them. I probably wouldn’t have thought the pic looked like raw fish until you said so. But as soon as you said that, I could see it. LOL Anyway, thanks for sharing, Linda! Often it’s the simple and delicious solutions like these that make life so much better! :-)


  3. Lately, I’ve been peeling grapefruit and eating it straight for a snack. My mom was always a sugar-on-grapefruit, eat with a spoon person. I’ve not tried it with nuts, though. Sounds yummy!

  4. Love grapefruit. This sounds like a lovely treat.

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