Fresh Grapefruit in Honey-Thyme Syrup

Fresh Grapefruit in Honey-Thyme Syrup

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From: EatingWell Magazine March 1998

Top jewel-like grapefruit sections with a thyme-infused syrup for a simple elegant ending to brunch or supper.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 3 large pink or red grapefruit
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • Fresh thyme sprigs for garnish


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  1. Remove the skin and white pith from grapefruit with a sharp knife and discard. Working over a bowl to catch the juice, cut the grapefruit segments from their surrounding membranes, letting them drop into the bowl. Squeeze the juice from the membranes into a small saucepan. Drain any juice from the bowl of segments into the pan as well.
  2. Crush thyme leaves with the back of a spoon to release their fragrance. Add them to the saucepan, along with wine and honey. Simmer over medium-low heat until the sauce has reduced to 1/2 cup, about 15 minutes. Strain the syrup into a bowl and set aside to cool.
  3. To serve, arrange the grapefruit sections in shallow bowls and drizzle with syrup. Garnish each serving with a thyme sprig.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 169 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 3 g fiber; 38 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 26 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 35 g sugars; 2365 IU vitamin A; 88 mg vitamin C; 39 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 2 mg sodium; 385 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2 1/2
  • Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1 other carbohydrate

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