Grapefruit was one thing I didn’t grow up eating.
Sure, our house was filled in the winter with the scent of fresh oranges, lemons and tangerines.
But grapefruit was noticeably absent.
Its powerful bitter edge is not something kids naturally gravitate to.
It took becoming an adult for me to appreciate its singular gifts.
After all, bitterness has a pleasing way of balancing out sweet, and adding a sophisticated character.
That’s especially true in “Grapefruit Custard Pie.” This sunny recipe is from “Sweet and Tart” (Chronicle Books) by food writer Carla Snyder, of which I received a review copy.
The book includes 70 recipes spotlighting citrus in both sweet and savory preparations, such as “Key Lime Bars with Tropical Nut Crust” and “Lemony Pesto-Goat Cheese Dip with Vegetables.”