Smack dab in the heart of Central Florida, about half way between Orlando and Tampa, you’ll find a tasty treat in the award winning grapefruit pie served at Lang Sun Country Grove’s Taste of Florida Café. Originating from a Lang family-favorite recipe, the uniquely sweet and tart grapefruit pie found world fame after being featured on The Food Network show “Epicurious!” Open during citrus season (generally October until May), the Taste of Florida Café offers up good old Southern hospitality in their homemade soups, salads and sandwiches. Just be sure to save room for dessert.
Grapefruit Pie Recipe
Whether you enjoyed a slice of Grapefruit Pie last year, or in 1995, we know you’d like to have a slice or 2 again. Thankfully, Mary Lang’s Grapefruit Pie Recipe isn’t a secret.
Yield: 8 servings
Preparation: 15 minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes
Refrigerate: 2 to 3 hours
- 1 (6 ounce) graham cracker crust
- 2 large or 3 medium red Lang grapefruit, sectioned
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 (3 ounce) package strawberry flavored gelatin
- 1 (8 ounce) container frozen nondairy whipped topping, thawed
Arrange grapefruit sections in graham cracker crust. Set aside.
In a medium saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Add water and cook over medium heat until thick and clear. Add gelatin and stir to dissolve. Let cool slightly. Pour gelatin over grapefruit sections in crust. Refrigerate until firm.
Top with whipped topping and enjoy!
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