Mushy orange and grapefruit

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I was reminiscing with my family recently recalling tastes from our childhood. It still amazes me how my mother managed to feed us so well given that there were five of us each with voracious appetites.

We take for granted now how just about anything we want is available all year round. Back then, it was seasonal. So when oranges and grapefruits were in the stores, my mother made sure we had them. But they were expensive and so they were rationed.

This recipe, I realize now, was her way of making the fruit go further. It remains a taste of my childhood that brings memories flooding back each time I eat it.

Now, of course, I imagine something like this would be fancied up and used in the way we use sorbets between courses (to clean the palate). But, in its purest form, it is fun for children to prepare and tastes absolutely yummy!


  • An orange (peeled with no pith)
  • A grapefruit (peeled with no pith)


  • Blender


  1. Place the fruit in the blender.
  2. Blitz to a coarse puree.
  3. Serve in a bowl with a spoon.
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