Grapefruit in Brandy is a simple and elegant dessert recipe that is believed to have originated in Spain. The dish features fresh grapefruit segments that are macerated in a mixture of brandy and sugar, which infuses the fruit with the warm flavors of the brandy and balances the tartness of the grapefruit. To make this recipe, you start by peeling and segmenting the grapefruit and then placing the segments in a shallow dish. Next, you sprinkle the grapefruit segments with sugar and pour brandy over them, making sure that all the fruit is coated. You then cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate it for several hours, allowing the flavors to meld together. Grapefruit in Brandy is a refreshing and sophisticated dessert that is perfect for entertaining or as a light and flavorful ending to a meal. It is often served in Spain and other parts of Europe as a traditional dessert or as a sweet snack.
To prepare the grapefruit in step 1, slice off the to and bottoms, then stand them on a work surface. Remove peel and white pith with a sharp knife, then slice between the segments to remove from their skins.
For a slightly tarter flavor, use ordinary yellow grapefruit instead of pink.
This light and refreshing dessert makes the perfect finale to a main course of roast beef, roast potatoes and steamed peas.