Grapefruit with Grand Marnier Sauce - 5/6/04

Grapefruit with Grand Marnier Sauce

2 Texas Red Grapefruit
1 large kiwi fruit
1/4 cup cook & serve vanilla pudding and pie filling mix (not instant)
1/4 cups + 2 teaspoons low-fat milk ( divided)
1 1/2 Tbs orange-flavored liqueur
2 Tbs semi-sweet chocolate morsels


  1. Grate enough peel from one grapefruit to equal ½ teaspoon.

  2. Measure 1/4 cup pudding mix (11/2 of 3 ounce package). In a medium saucepan, whisk together the pudding mix and 1 1/4 cups milk.

  3. Cook over medium heat until mixture boils. Remove from heat. Stir in peel and liqueur. Cover and refrigerate until cool. (Mixture will be thin).

  4. At serving time, peel and section grapefruit. Peel, quarter and cut kiwi into 1/4-inch slices.

  5. In a microwaveable bowl, combine chocolate and remaining 2 teaspoons milk. Microwave on 50% power about 30 seconds or until melted. Stir to thoroughly blend.

To serve

  1. place about 4 to 5 tablespoons of the Grand Marnier sauce on 4 plates (8-inches in diameter or larger; dinner plates make a dramatic presentation).

  2. Arrange 5 sections of grapefruit in star design over sauce. With a teaspoon, drizzle a tiny stream of chocolate across sauce in between grapefruit sections. Thin chocolate with a few drops of milk, if needed.

  3. After drizzling chocolate on each plate, use a sharp tipped knife to cut through the sauce from the center of the edge of the sauce several times between each section to form a decorative design. Garnish each center with a few kiwi slices. Serve immediately.

Servings: 4