August 27, 2012

Ruby Red Grapefruit Bars

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Monday monday all. It's going to be a slow start to the week after Paul and I went to the Sunday night JETS football game last night but it was well worth it. I am sad to see the weekend gone but this means that we are within 6 weeks from our wedding (yikes). 
This month I had the amazing pleasure of having a GREAT blogger friend for my Secret Recipe Club, Carrie over at Bakeaholic Mama. I have been so excited just waiting to be able to tell her that I have been stalking her blog (like normal) all month long for the perfect recipe to share today.

If you remember way back, I did a guest post for sharing my Beer Braised Chorizo Tostadas, they were the perfect recipe for her Mexican week-themed meals.
Carrie has so much to offer her readers including an inside peek at King Arthur's Flour blogger baking course, her amazing kid-friendly snacks and meals that her 3 boys get to enjoy everyday and tons of sweet treats that had be drooling.

You will also notice just how beautiful her pictures are. She is a true photographer and can capture the yummies in all her recipes. I was so excited to have Carrie this month for all these reasons but also because I have never had someone for SRC that I have already worked with previously. YAY!
So after a long long time trying to decide what to make I landed on these Grapefruit bars and fell in love. I am a sucker for lemon bars so to really shake things up with grapefruit made my decision for me.

And who doesn't love grapefruit... especially in late August? I know I do.
These were a sinch to throw together (especially because Paul and I got an electric stand mixer at our show a few weeks back - oh how easy it makes life).
These bars are so sweet with just the littlest tang from the fresh grapefruit juice. Each bite is refreshing and light but perfect to hit that sweet tooth craving right in the kisser.

There were so many other recipes of Carrie's that I really want to try, and probibly still will, but I was so so happy that I chose these bars. I made them for date night a few days ago and the leftovers that I had kept in the fridge came with us to the JETS game last night for a quick tailgating dessert on-the-go.
I cant wait to jump on over to see what everone has been working on for today's reveal and see what ideas i'll have for my birthday dinner coming up this week.

Have a great day lovlies!
Ruby Red Grapefruit Bars

1/2 cup room temp butter
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup whole wheat flour + 2 tbs
2 eggs
2 tsp grapefruit zest
1/2 cup freshly sqeezed grapefruit juice (about 1 grapefruit)
1/4 tsp baking powder
Powder sugar for dusting

In your electric mixer mix 1/4 of your sugar, 1 cup flour and butter together until it is crumbly. Press on the bottom of a 9x9 baking dish. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. 
Mean while in your mixer beat eggs, zest, juice, 3/4 cup brown sugar, 2 tbs of flour and 1/4 tsp baking powder. When the crust is done remove from oven and poor grapefruit egg mixture over crust. 

Bake for another 20 minutes or until edges are golden. Let cool completely then dust with powdered sugar and slice into squares.

Goes great with a cup of tea!

Photos by A Healthy Jalapeño 
Recipe adopted by Bakeaholicmama 

Check out Carrie's Blog

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Carrie Burrill said...

This is my last month participating in the SRC I was so excited to get one of my friends as an assignment. Now I am even more excited to see a blogger buddy got my blog as theirs! What a great choice. I LOVE these bars such a fun twist on lemon bars. Great post and thank you so much Laura!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

i've never had grapefruit bars. These sound wonderful. I first though of my daughter because she loves anything grapefruit, I'll so have to keep this and try them, thanks!

Melanie said...

Oh, these are gorgeous! And I'm totally with you on loving grapefruit!

Lauren E. said...

I am completely in love with anything citrusy and sweet but I never thought to bake with grapefruit! I'll be trying these ASAP.

Sarah E. said...

Those look perfect for summer!

Baking Addict said...

I've never made anything with grapefruit probably because I'm not a huge fan but I'd love one of these bars - they look great!

Kammie @ Sensual Appeal said...

What an awesome idea for bars! Just like lemon bars but cooler!

Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies said...

I've never heard of grapefruit bars before...what a great twist on lemon bars! Pictures are fabulous too! Great SRC pick!

SnoWhite said...

I love lemon bars -- and lime bars, so I'm guessing I'd love these too! We have made a grapefruit cake, and that is really tasty. Can't wait to try these.

shari@myjudythefoodie said...

Can't wait to try this! I made Lemon Bars for the first time last month and they were a HUGE hit. I love grapefruit so I know these will be tasty...

Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers said...

These are different!! What a great recipe!!! I have to try them!

Gingered Whisk said...

These grapefruit bars look awesome! I definitely want to give them a try! :)

Kirstin said...

wow...I have never thought to do a bar with grapefruit instead of lemons. Sounds yummy

withoutadornment said...

I never would have thought to use grapefruit in baking! These bars look fantastic!

nicole @ I am a Honey Bee said...

These look so good. I have not baked with citrus too much. I have to give it a try.

I had your blog and I loved going through all your recipes. so much fun.

Shari TheSaucyGourmet said...

Living in Florida, I cook and bake with a lot of citrus. I have made lemon and key lime bars, but not grapefruit, oh I cannot wait to try these. Guess I will be planting a grapefruit tree now :)

Kels @ K and K Test Kitchen said...

These look amazing! I was just thinking about trying grapefruit instead of lemon in lemon bars, so I'm glad to know that it works well! Love Carrie's blog too. Great choice for SRC.