Start with toast, English Muffins, or bagels. Arrange three or four Texas Red Grapefruit sections on top, then choose from among the following toppings.

Texas Toast Toppings

Crunchy

  • ½ cup whole wheat flake cereal, crushed
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons maple-flavored syrup
  • 12 Texas Red Grapefruit sections
  • 4 English Muffin halves, toasted

Combine cereal, cinnamon, and syrup; set aside. Arrange 3 grapefruit sections on each muffin half; top each with 1 tablespoon cereal mixture. Broil until crunchy and lightly browned. Yield: 4 servings. *Note: Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of this topping over a grapefruit half and broil until browned for a delicious change.

Nutrition Per Serving: Calories-110; Fat-0.5g; Cholesterol-0mg; Sodium-190mg; Carbohydrate-23g; Protein-3g

Nutty

  • 2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • ½ teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 12 Texas Red Grapefruit sections
  • 4 English Muffin halves, toasted

Combine the first three ingredients in a small bowl; blend until smooth. Stir in almonds. Arrange three grapefruit sections on each English Muffin half; crumble about 1 ½ tablespoons almond mixture over each. Broil until bubbly. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutrition Per Serving- Calories-180; Fat-8g; Cholesterol-5mg; Sodium-200mg; Carbohydrate-25g; Protein-3g

Fruity

  • ½ cup Texas Red Grapefruit sections
  • ½ (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup crushed pineapple, well drained
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped dried apricots
  • ½ small banana, mashed
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  • Raisin bread slices, toasted

Nutrition Per Serving- Calories-45; Fat-3g; Cholesterol-10mg; Sodium-30mg; Carbohydrate-4g; Protein-1g

Chop grapefruit into bite sized pieces; drain well. Combine cream cheese, pineapple, apricots, banana, sugar, and vanilla; blend until smooth. Fold in grapefruit pieces. Cover and chill overnight. Serve on toast. Yield: 1 cup spread.