Prep time: 30 min, plus 2 hour soaking time
Cook time: Up to 2 hours
Total time: About 4 1/2 hours
Yield: 2 quarts
Sephardim enjoy nothing more than a saucer of ambrosial citrus preserves, chased with a demitasse of strong, black coffee. In the candying process, pink grapefruits turn dark amber in color; white grapefruits become golden.
"It's sort of a funny thing for me to say as a restaurant chef, but my advice to my sons and to everyone is to cook at home at least most of the time," says chef Cal Peternell, author of Twelve Recipes.