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Compote of Red and White Grapefruit with Cointreau

Updated February 23, 2016
This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

Grapefruits are one of the classic fruits of winter. When gently poached in a syrup and flavored with a little Cointreau, they can be a refreshing and unusual beginning to a holiday meal. If you prefer a breakfast version, simply omit the Cointreau.

Serves5 to 6

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timea day or more

Make Ahead RecipeYes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Family Get-together

Recipe Coursedessert

Dietary Considerationvegetarian

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Mealbreakfast

Moodfestive

Taste and Texturefruity, sweet

Type of Dishcompote, fruit

Ingredients

  • 2 red grapefruits
  • 1 white grapefruit
  • 1½ cups water
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Cointreau
  • 5 to 6 sprigs of mint

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