It’s no secret to anyone that has spent more than five minutes with me that I have a crazy sweet tooth. I’m usually the first to suggest getting dessert after dinner and often found baking in my free time. One of my favorite things to bake are pies. Some pie recipes are more daunting than others, but this is not a complicated recipe by any means. Don’t let the blow torch intimidate you! With its no-bake filling and bruléed grapefruit wheels, it’s one of the easiest recipes I’ve created.


  • pie crust
  • 1 cup grapefruit juice
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 14 ounces condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons gelatin
  • 1/3 cup instant pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • grapefruit slices


  • blow torch

Let’s get started!

Mix together grapefruit juice and gelatin above a low flame on the stove. Let the gelatin bloom for about five minutes. While the gelatin mixture is blooming, throw the pie crust in the oven.

Combine the gelatin mixture with condensed milk, cream cheese, instant pudding mix, and 1/4 cup of sugar. Mix on a low setting until all the ingredients reach a smooth consistency.

Pour the custard filling into the pie crust and chill for 3-4 hours.

While the pie filling is setting, brulée the grapefruit slices.

To brulée the grapefruit wheels, spread an even layer of sugar on top and use the blow torch to melt the sugar. Torch until slightly golden and allow time for the sugar to harden.

Look how beautiful they turned out!

Lastly, cut the grapefruit wheels in half and place them on top of the pie in a spiral motion.

The bruléed grapefruit was so tasty!

This pie was sooooo easy to make and turned out so elegant.

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DIY Production and Styling: Cassidy Miller

Photography: Chris Andre