Fresh Grapefruit in Honey-Thyme Syrup

March 1998, January/February 1996

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

Fresh Grapefruit in Honey-Thyme Syrup

Makes: 4 servings

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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.


Per serving: 170 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 39 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 3 g fiber; 2 mg sodium; 385 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (147% daily value), Vitamin A (47% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 2

Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1 other carbohydrate

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