Ruby Red Grapefruit Bars

Total Time
Prep 12 mins
Cook 40 mins

I found the recipe for these bars at, made them, LOVED them, and thought they were too delicious not to post on Recipezaar. They're similar to lemon bars, yet sweeter and less tangy. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8 inch square metal pan with non-stick foil or parchment.
  2. Combine flour, salt and powdered sugar. Cut in butter (food processor works well) until mixture is coarse and crumbly. It should be very dry.
  3. Press into pan and bake for 18 minutes or until golden brown around edges.
  4. Beat together eggs, sugar, grapefruit juice,and grapefruit zest. **Add more zest for a more "grapefruity" flavor.
  5. Whisk in baking powder, making sure you whisk out any lumps, then whisk in flour.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until set.
  7. Cool completely, then sprinkle top with powdered sugar. Lift from pan and cut into squares.


Most Helpful

These are really great , will make again. The recipe is exactly the same as my lemon bars, just never thought of using the ruby reds juice before.

andypandy July 22, 2009

Oh My Goodness!!! These were amazing!!!!! think about how delicious lemon bars are and then multiply that by 1000. That's how good these grapefruit bars were. Yummmmm

La Tara February 10, 2009

Delicious as written, but would be better with more zest added. The original lemon bar recipe from which this was adapted called for two tablespoons of zest, this one only one teaspoon. Next time I'll up the zest for more grapefruit taste.

jkdrazek March 12, 2015

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