Honey Grapefruit Gelee (GAPS, Paleo)

Isn’t it a wonderful serendipity that jewel-toned fruits, like pomegranates and grapefruit, are most available when it is so dreary, cold and grey?

I took advantage of these winter specialties and brightened up my day with this chic honey-sweetened Grapefruit Geleé. If you haven’t noticed, I’ve started to market my recipes with fancy-shmancy sounding names like “Caramelized Onion Sardine Paté” instead of “Mashed Sardines.” Don’t you think Honey Grapefruit Geleé sounds worlds better than Grapefruit Jello?

honey grapefruit gelee

 Isn’t it pretty? The color brings back fond memories of my Grandma’s peach-colored bathroom with an intricate, gold-plated fish sculpture for the faucet. Walking into that bathroom was like stepping into 1952. It was awesome.

honey grapefruit gelee

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 Favorite Gelatin

I’ve mentioned this before, but I highly recommend Great Lakes Grassfed Gelatin. It’s the only grassfed gelatin on the market. As with all animal products, is very important to source gelatin from healthy, happy animals!

Honey Grapefruit Gelee

Ingredients

  • 2 cups freshly squeezed grapefruit juice (3-4 large grapefruits)
  • 5 tsp. grassfed gelatin
  • 2 heaping tbs. raw honey
  • Pomegranate seeds, if desired

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan, whisk together the grapefruit juice and gelatin. Let sit 5 minutes. Then, turn the burner on medium and whisk until the gelatin has dissolved.
  2. Let the mixture cool until it is just warm to the touch. Whisk in the honey. (Cooling the mixture preserves the enzymes in the raw honey). Pour into a container and chill until firm. Cut into bite-sized pieces, garnish with pomegranate seeds and enjoy!
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Comments

  1. Heidi says

    The Gelee sounds absolutely divine, and not only does it sound better to name it Gelee, it will taste better.

    Thanks for the recipe, I hope I can try it soon. I’m just on intro, so I think I have to hold off a bit. If you know otherwise, say so because a ‘treat’ even if it’s just jello…oh hmm Gelee, would be welcome right about now.

    • says

      Good luck as you get through the intro diet… that is the hardest part. Grassfed gelatin is fine on the intro diet, but I would still hold off on this because it has a lot of fruit sugars. Plus, citrus fruits can sometimes be hard to digest. Best wishes on your GAPS journey!!

  2. Katie says

    It looks amazing Lauren, I know what treat I am making for my girls with the grapefruits I just picked! Thanks! :)

    • says

      Awww, shucks :) And what a coincidence! I just found your site though Pinterest today and I love it! Sooo gonna try that Rock Salt Roasted Chicken next week.

  3. Katie says

    Just received my Great Lakes gelatin and very excited to make some of your recipes, please tell me if it tastes of the awful smell coming from it ?!!!

    • says

      I know the smell is unpleasant. It has a slight but not unpleasant flavor, I don’t even taste it any more because I am used to it. There is no flavor when it is made in this recipe or my other recipes because the ingredients “hide” the faint gelatin taste.

  4. Ashley says

    I’ve discovered it’s hard to resist the temptation to make it into heart-shaped gelee jigglers. It’s pretty. And tasty. I want to add some POM juice next time too, or maybe some raspberries (pureed?). Thanks, Lauren!

    • says

      I honestly don’t know… I just write the recipe down as I make it and if it is delicious, then I post it :) Both recipes worked even with the different amounts of gelatin.

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