Light and crunchy, these Grapefruit Meringues have all the sweetness of a ruby red grapefruit without its bitter edge. They taste spectacular on their own or as crisp accompaniment to a bowl of ice cream or fresh berries and cream.
A friend once told me that the best time to plant fruit trees is 10 years ago. This simple wisdom has stuck with me ever since.
When we bought our house four years ago, the first thing we did was start planting fruit trees. In addition to an apple tree, we’ve planted eight citrus trees.
We have a tiny yard, so this tells you something about our love for citrus. Most of these we started from young, tiny trees, so our citrus — two kinds of lemon, lime, mandarin, tangelo, mandarinquat, kumquat, and grapefruit — have some growing to do before they start producing.
We planted the grapefruit tree for Tessa, who would gladly eat a whole grapefruit for breakfast every day. Hopefully we’ll enjoy the fruits of our labors before 10 years pass since Tessa will be practically grown up by then.
Recently our grapefruit-loving girl asked if I would make some kind of grapefruit dessert, so I zested one and mixed its fragrant skin it into some billowy white meringue….