This grapefruit souffle recipe is easy to whip up and is infused with sweet and citrusy grapefruit.
Hi guys!! Today’s recipe is a sweet and gooey one :). A grapefruit souffle for your fancy at home dinner parties or better yet for your sweet and citrusy cravings when you are binge watching a new TV show.
Wait, did I just spill my secret? I made this souffle recently with a friend and I ended up eating most of it on the couch binge watching The OA. Have you seen this show? It’s on Netflix and pretty addicting (like almost every series on Netflix). I am not usually a fan of strange pyschological shows or supernatural powers (I am more of a drama kind of girl) but this show was captivating and really a good one. If you are looking for a new different show, then give this show a try. Just set aside a day or two for it 🙂
Binge watching TV shows and eating fancy desserts is now my thing for those rare times I have a day to myself. This grapefruit souffle stems from my original experiment with souffle, this chocolate almond souffle. Since it is almost spring, I wanted something citrusy and light in flavor which is why I am loving this grapefruit souffle.
You guys, souffles sound fancy and difficult to make when in reality they are the easiest. Easier than making these chocolate cupcakes. All souffles (savory or sweet) start with an egg-yolk base that is versatile and easy to flavor with seasonal flavors. Once the base is cooked, usually on the stove top, you whip up stiff egg whites and fold into the base. This stiff egg whites is what gives you that famous pouffed top.
These grapefruit souffles are flavored with fresh grapefruit zest and juice in the egg yolk base. It bakes up into a sweet and citrusy delight that is perfect for this first day of Spring. A great way to say goodbye to winter and hello spring!
I hope you try your hand at souffles soon if you have not yet tried them. They are easy and worth the individual serving you get.
Happy first day of Spring friends!
Grapefruit Vanilla Souffle
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup whole milk
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for the pans
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 4 large egg yolks
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon grapefruit zest
- 2 tablespoons grapefruit juice
- 5 large egg whites
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- Powdered sugar (for serving)
- Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for serving
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Grease the inside of soufflé dishes with baking spray or butter. You will need 4 6-ounces dishes.
- Into a medium saucepan, add the flour. Whisk in the milk, little by little, until a smooth cream forms. Then add the rest of the milk and whisk to combine. Whisk in the butter. Add in the sugar and place the saucepan over medium-high heat. Stirring continuously bring the mixture to a boil. Once boiling, keep stirring for an additional minute, as the mixture thickens.
- Remove from heat and whisk for another minute to cool slightly. Whisk in the egg yolks, one by one. Add in the vanilla extract, grapefruit zest and juice. Whisk to combine all.
- In a separate large bowl, beat the egg whites and salt until soft peaks form. With the mixer going, sprinkle in the granulated sugar and beat until stiff shining peaks form.
- Stir half of the whipped egg whites into the batter mixture until combined. Then gently fold in the rest.
- Once combined, pour the mixture into the prepared soufflé dishes. Fill each to just below the inside rim. Place soufflé dishes onto a baking sheet and place into oven. Reduce oven temperature immediately to 375 degrees and bake for about 20-25 minutes.
- When soufflé is well risen and cracked, quickly sprinkle the surface with powdered sugar. Continue baking for another 5 -10 minutes. The soufflé is creamy in the center when a cake tester inserted into the cracked tops comes out slightly coated.
- Optional: you can continue baking for a few more minutes if you want the center to be fully done and the souffle will stand up well.
- Serve immediately with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
NOTES: This souffle is best served immediately out of the oven.
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This grapefruit souffle is gorgeous!! I have been meaning to try making souffles at home forever and ever!! haha I need to make it happen! This is so perfect for spring!
Souffles are so easy to make and I know you are a baking whiz!!
I love baking with grapefruit this time of year! These souffles look perfect!
Me too!! Thanks Jessica.
Ooh, these look like sweet clouds of deliciousness! 🙂
They are indeed sweet clouds!!
Question; is the butter the recipe calls for strictly used to prep the soufflé dishes? If not, when/how does it get used?
Thanks – I love the idea of grapefruit flavoured desserts, especially in the spring.
Hi Anna! Thanks for catching that. You whisk in the butter right after the milk. I updated the recipe card above. Please let me know how you like it! I love everything grapefruit.
What fab souffles! I am still too scared. Meep.
DO IT!! It is so easy Kearin. Plus I know you have mad baking skills.
I have never made a souffle, and I feel like that needs to change because this looks delicious!
What?? I know you will love it Ashley!
this sounds delicious! i wondered about the OA…will have to check it out!
Thanks Sarah. And yes, it is a good watch!
HOLY MOLY, THAT POOF. i’ve tried making a couple of souffles over the past year, and nada. nothing rises more than an inch. and then i get distracted by something else delicious and more reliable, and try that out, and it’s a vicious cycle. but this looks and sounds (i’ve been blinded by the chocolate ones, so this sounds super refreshing and tasty) amazing, so i’ll have to buckle down and try to make it work!
Hi Heather! This recipe is from mastering the art of French cooking so you know its reliable!! Give it a try!! I have a chocolate version too here on the site if you prefer to start there. Its equally easy and delicious!
Happy spring, Zainab! I’ve never been brave enough to attempt a souffle but you’ve convinced me I need to try it. Eating fancy desserts and binge-watching netflix is basically every Saturday in my life so I’m hopeful that one day soon I’ll be able to work a souffle into the mix!
Happy Spring!! can I join your Satrudays please?? I wish it was every weekend for me.
Grapefruit souffle it is! I have to check out OA it sounds interesting. Pinned
Thanks!! And yes…check it out!!
oh that looks so good.
I definitely binge watched The OA a while back. We watched the whole first season in a day and a half… so I am with you, it was captivating! Too bad we didn’t have these souffles though! That would have been perfect! My mother is a HUGE grapefruit fan, so these beauties would be perfect for Mother’s day! Cheers, girlie!
I am late on The OA train but so glad I watched it. Enjoyed it! And yes…this will be perfect for your Mom!