RotW – Uncommon Results from Common Ingredients – Grapefruit Sorbet Recipe

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I’m big on “pantry cooking.” I believe you should be able to make wonderful meals from what you have around the kitchen, whether in the pantry, frig or freezer. With just a little imagination you should be able to cobble together an easy appetizer, meal or dessert from items you have on hand. At we give you a list of what we consider essentials for stocking away.

This weekend we were running a little short on appetizers so I went to the pantry and started looking for a quick, easy appetizer to make. A can of black beans from the shelf, some fresh cherry tomatoes from the garden, some pickled pepper rings from the frig and some frozen pita bread all went together to make a very good relish and chips. Add a few spices and herbs to your taste and you will wish you had written the recipe down for future use.

Along these lines I give you the easiest recipe I can think of. Serve this grapefruit sorbet between courses at a formal dinner or have it following a salad for lunch to make it special. So the next time you are in the store pick up a can of frozen grapefruit juice to save for a “rainy” day.

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Servings: 8


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  • Grapefruit Sorbet
  • Recipe Summary Complexity: Easy
  • Serves: 8
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Meal: J & B's Silent Auction Dinner (Distinctive Dinners)
  • 12 oz grapefruit juice, frozen concentrate
  • 24 oz water


  1. Combine frozen concentrate and water and process in ice cream maker until frozen. May be made in advance. Use as a palette cleanser between courses.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 130g
Recipe makes 8 servings
Calories 30  
Calories from Fat 11 37%
Total Fat 1.27g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.44g 2%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 31mg 1%
Potassium 75mg 2%
Total Carbs 4.0g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
Sugars 0.0g 0%
Protein 0.68g 1%
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