Grapefruit Bars

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  • Published Nov 15th
  • Servings36
  • Calories103
This was adapted from an Orange Bar recipe.

Grapefruit Bars Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Grapefruit Bars for 36 servings:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons fresh grapefruit juice
  • 3 tablespoons grapefruit zest

Grapefruit Bars Cooking Instructions

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The following are the steps to cook Grapefruit Bars easily:

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9 inch square baking pan.
  2. 2 Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt and set aside. In large bowl, cream together shortening and brown sugar. Beat in the eggs, then add in grapefruit juice and zest and blend well. Gradually blend in flour mixture.
  3. 3 Bake for 25-30 minutes or until lightly colored on top. Set pan on a wire rack to cool. Frost with plain, lemon or orange icing and cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 103 calories; 4.6 grams of fat; 14.6 grams of carbohydrates; 1.1 gram of protein; 10 milligrams of cholesterol; 74 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Jan 17th 2012

    My hubby loved these. I think though that the cooking time was a little off. At 30 minutes I checked and the middle was still very jiggly. I had to give them an additional 10 minutes. I ...

  2. Mar 13th 2010

    These were surprisingly interesting. I took the suggestion of others and doubled the grapefruit juice. The batter was quite lumpy (which had me worried) but the "bars" (I would call them c ...

  3. Jul 20th 2008

    I had a grapefruit that I needed something to do with and this was so easy to make. Pretty tasty, next time I'll probably double the juice and zest for a bigger kick. I used powdered sugar a ...

  4. May 1st 2008

    These cake bars are very good. I used the zest of a whole grapefruit, but the grapefruit flavor was still very subtle. To add a bit more, I took the suggestion of another reviewer and made ...

  5. Jan 4th 2008

    This was delicious. I used 4 T. of grapefruit juice, and the zest of a whole grapefruit. I iced it with powdered sugar mixed with grapefruit juice to a drizzling consistency, with about 1/ ...

  6. Jan 1st 2008

    This makes a gorgeous cake!! Basic enough to make a few variations in flavour-orange, lemon, chocolate etc. I made it as written with only one sub, I used butter instead of shortening. The ...

  7. Mar 21st 2007

    Ok, to start with, this is a cake, not bars. Next, the cook time is WAY too short -at first I thought that maybe they were supposed to be a little raw, like brownies, and then they'd get ha ...

  8. Sep 27th 2006

    These are delicious! The nice grapefruit "tang" somehow blends with the brown sugar and cinnamon, but doesn't get lost. I slathered these bars with a simple powdered sugar based frosting f ...

  9. Jun 21st 2000

    My family and I spend part of the year in Paraguay where we have a long and abundant grapefruit (pomelo) season. I made these cake-like bars four times one week because they were delicious!