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Chocolate-Covered Candied Grapefruit

Craving a sweet and tangy treat that bursts with flavor? Look no further than chocolate-covered candied grapefruit! This recipe elevates the vibrant taste of grapefruit to a whole new level by infusing it with the rich decadence of dark chocolate. With its delightful contrast of textures and a symphony of sweet, salty, and tangy notes, it's sure to tantalize your taste buds.

The beauty of this recipe lies in its simplicity, requiring just a few basic ingredients and some simmering time. Once the fruit reaches its translucent, candied perfection, it gets adorned in a luxurious coat of melted chocolate and then a sprinkle of Grapefruit Salt, creating an irresistible sweet, tangy, salty explosion in every bite.

Perfect for special occasions, handmade gifts, or simply satisfying your sweet tooth, this recipe is sure to become a new favorite. So, gather your ingredients, and get ready to embark on a delightful journey of sweet and tangy indulgence!

Candied grapefruit

Chocolate-Covered Candied Grapefruit


  • For the candied grapefruit:

    • 2 large grapefruits

    • 2 cups granulated sugar

    • 1 1/2 cups water

  • For the chocolate coating:

    • 8 ounces high-quality dark chocolate (60% cacao or higher)

    • Grapefruit Salt, for sprinkling


  1. Prepare the grapefruit. Wash the grapefruits well and remove the peel with a sharp knife. Reserve the grapefruit flesh for another purpose. Cut the peel into thin slices and blanch them in boiling water for 5 minutes to remove bitterness.

    1. Combine the sugar and water in a large saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves.

    2. Add the grapefruit peel and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 45-60 minutes, or until the grapefruit peel is translucent and tender.

    3. Remove the grapefruit from the syrup with a slotted spoon and drain on a wire rack for several hours, or overnight, until completely dry.

  2. Melt the chocolate: Break the chocolate into small pieces and place in a heatproof bowl. Set the bowl over a pan of simmering water, making sure the bowl doesn't touch the water. Stir occasionally until the chocolate is 90% melted, then remove from heat and stir until completely smooth.

  3. Dip the grapefruit: Using a fork or tongs, dip each piece of dried grapefruit into the melted chocolate, coating it completely or partially. Tap gently to remove excess chocolate and transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with Grapefruit Salt.

  4. Set and store: Refrigerate the chocolate-covered grapefruit for at least 30 minutes, or until the chocolate is set. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

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