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grapefruit pie recipe

Grapefruit Pie Recipe

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  • Author: Jamie Sanders
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven


Sweet, tart, creamy, this Grapefruit Pie recipe is similar to a key lime pie in texture but has the subtle flavor of grapefruit and pretty pale peach color.


Units Scale
  • 1 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar plus 2 tablespoons for the whipped cream
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 Graham Cracker Crust
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream



  1. Preheat oven to 325゚
  2. Juice 2 large grapefruits, (you want one cup of juice)
  3. Beat the egg yolks till light and fluffy.
  4. Add the sweetened condensed milk, and 1/2 cup sugar to the eggs. Using a whisk. whisk till incorporated.
  5. Add strained grapefruit juice to the egg/sugar mixture. whisk everything together.
  6. Pour the grapefruit pie mixture into the pie crust.
  7. Place the pie on a baking sheet into the oven and bake for about 25 minutes. Bake until the filling is almost set; it should wobble a bit.
  8. Let cool at room temperature for 30 minutes, then place the pie in the refrigerator to chill thoroughly, about 3 hours or overnight.
  9. Store the pie in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Slice the pie into wedges, wiping your knife clean between slices.
  10. Serve chilled
Optional topping: 
  1. Beat the heavy cream until soft peaks form.
  2. Add the sugar and beat until medium peaks form.
  3. Top the pie with whipped cream. Decorate with the grapefruit slices.


Make-Ahead Instructions: You can make the crust a day ahead of time, but the filling should be added on the day of serving, otherwise the crust will get soggy.


  • Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe
  • Calories: 403
  • Fat: 13
  • Carbohydrates: 66
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 8