Grapefruit coconut squares

I was at my favourite food market recently when I spotted some lovely looking grapefruit. Standing there, with one of those hefty beauties in the palm of my hand, I knew pretty quickly what I wanted to do with them - lemon squares, but with grapefruit instead! I just love the sour pucker of this citrus fruit, and I decided take these squares into full-on sunshine mode by doing a buttery coconut base.

Here's how I made them:

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, cut into cubes
1/4 cup icing sugar
3 tbsp shredded coconut
2 eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
4 tbsp grapefruit juice

I set the oven to 350 degrees (F). Then I mixed the first four ingredients in a medium bowl using a hand pastry blender (you can also use your hands). The mixture was pressed into a 9x9 baking dish and baked for 20 minutes. When it was done baking, I whisked together the last three ingredients and poured the mixture over the crust. Back it went in the oven for 25 minutes. I allowed the squares to cool completely before cutting them and giving them a dainty dusting of icing sugar.

Talk about an easy recipe. And such pretty little sunshiney things they are!

Do you bake squares much? What's your favourite citrus fruit? Do you like coconut (I couldn't stand it when I was a kid!)? Leave a comment and dish about what you baked this weekend!


  1. oh my those look YUMMY!! what a great idea to use grapefruit in place of the lemon! sounds, and looks delish!

  2. I LOVE LOVE COCONUT I will be making those. I make Pepermint Balls and yes there is COCONUT on them. I was my Grandmother's recipe and now it's mine. God Bless You Gradma <3

  3. I'm on such a grapefruit kick lately so I'm definitely trying these!

  4. Serious kick butt combo!! Well done.

  5. How do you bake all this seriously yummy stuff without eating too much of it? This is why I could never do a food blog!!!

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  7. Great...our tree is loaded with grapefruit, I'm in need of lots of yum ways to use them

  8. How can you make all of this critically tasty things without having consuming an excessive amount of this? For this reason I possibly could in no way perform a meals weblog!!!

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