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Strawberry Grapefruit Pie

A pie with two of my favorite fruit paired together to make a yummy dessert!  The boys want strawberry, I want grapefruit.  I made a pie to keep us all happy!

Strawberry Grapefruit Pie
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Strawberry Grapefruit Pie

I received an Honorable Mention on Recipe Riot for this pie

  • 1 baked deep dish pie crust
  • 2 lbs fresh strawberries, washed and sliced
  • 1 large red grapefruit, peeled, membrane removed and cut in sections or pieces
  • 1/2 cup Karo Syrup, light
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup water
  • 3 oz box strawberry jello
  • 3 tablespoon cornstarch
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • whipped cream and fruit if desired

Bake pie crust according to directions.  Wash and slice strawberries.  Place in a colander  to drain.  When dry, slice.  Put some aside for toppings.  Peel, remove membrane and cut grapefruit in sections or pieces.  Put on paper towels to remove liquid.  Save some for toppings.  

Dice 1/4 cup each strawberries and grapefruit put aside.  Put a layer of sliced strawberries on the bottom of the pie shell.  Add grapefruit and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons sugar.  Add another layer of sliced strawberries. Heat Karo Syrup, sugar,  salt and pepper, diced fruit, water *start with 1/4 cup* and cornstarch, cook until thickened, stirring continuously.  

Remove from heat and add jello, stirring constantly until dissolved.  If too thick, add a little water.  Pour over fruit and place in refrigerator until set.  At least 2 hours or until firm.  Top with whipped cream and additional fruit if desired.