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Retro Recipes: Grapefruit Baked Alaska

Inspired by a box of old Betty Crocker recipe cards that KC recently found, we’ve launched a new segment called Retro Recipes. Each month, KC and her niece Mallory are trying out an old recipe. This month, they’re making Grapefruit Baked Alaska.

Grapefruit Baked Alaska

Recipe from Taste of Home

  • 4 large grapefruit
  • 2 teaspoons rum extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 3 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 8 maraschino cherries

Preheat oven to 350°.

Halve grapefruits and section; remove membranes. Return grapefruit sections to grapefruit halves. Drizzle 1/4 teaspoon rum extract over each. Top each with 1 rounded tablespoon of whipped cream. Place on an ungreased foil-lined baking sheet.

  • In a large bowl, beat the egg whites, cornstarch and cream of tartar on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Mound 1/2 cup on each grapefruit half; spread meringue to edges to seal. Bake until meringue is browned, 15 minutes. Top each with a cherry. Serve immediately.
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