Cut the grapefruit in half horizontally. Use a fruit knife to cut the fruit away from the skin. Cut a cross into the surface of the fruit and remove the fruit.
If you have a grapefruit knife, it's even more convenient. When removing the insides, cut the core and remove it.
Remove the membranes from the grapefruit. If it's sour, top with the icing sugar.
Make the handle. Cut a thin strip around the top of the fruit, leaving about 2~3 mm intact on each end.
Use a toothpick to secure the handles together and cut to about 1 cm length. If it's too thick, it will be harder to stuff, so be careful.
You can use a ribbon to hold it in place instead of the toothpick. Cut fruit into easy-to-eat pieces and fill the bowl up with fruit and jelly.
If you put it on a festive plate and decorate it for Christmas, it's real cute. Be careful not to use a ribbon that will bleed.
Today's fruit: Melon, pears, apples, mangoes, and jelly cubes. If you use strawberries and kiwis, it's even more Christmas-y.
Story Behind this Recipe
This is my family's customary grapefruit basket. It's great for guests, birthdays, and small parties.
1 grapefruit is enough for 2 people. You can change the image greatly with different thicknesses of the handles. If you set it on a plate, cut the bottom a bit and set on aluminum foil so that it doesn't wobble.