How Do You Cut a Grapefruit?

Cut a grapefruit by slicing into the fruit, removing the peel and pith, and cutting the meat into edible sections. There are several ways to cut a grapefruit depending on the method of eating desired.

  1. Cut into sections

    Cut off the top and bottom of the grapefruit to make it level. Vertically slice off the peel and pith until the fruit has a polygonal shape, then remove each section by slicing the inner membrane to free the wedges.

  2. Make grapefruit smiles

    For less cutting, keep the peel attached. Cut the grapefruit in half, then cut the halves into quarters. Holding each quarter between your hands, pull to release the fruit from the peel, creating smile-shaped wedges.

  3. Cut flowers from grapefruit

    Vertically slice the unpeeled fruit into pieces a half-inch thick. Carefully trim away the peel and pith of each slice, following the line of the sections. For flower-shaped slices, leave the inner membrane of each slice intact.

  4. Go for a supreme cut

    Cut off the top and bottom of the grapefruit so it lies flat. Carefully slice away the peel and pith so the fruit retains its shape, then run the knife along each of the inner membranes to release each section.