Friday, December 23, 2011

Broiled Grapefruit

If you are like me, you probably have a lot of citrus on hand right now. My favorites are clementines, navel oranges and grapefruit.
I have always liked my grapefruit with a some brown sugar sprinkled on it and this is a refreshing change from eating them cold. It is simply delicious.
The sugar melts and caramelizes on top and the grapefruit warms slightly. Be sure to squeeze out all the juice at the end. It's the best part!
You could make this with honey and eliminate the butter to make it healthier if you like.

Broiled Grapefruit

2 large grapefruits, chilled
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp. butter, melted
1/2 teas. cinnamon
pinch of sea salt
Preheat a broiler.
Cut each grapefruit in half crosswise. Cut a thin slice off the bottom of each half so it will stand upright.
Using a serrated grapefruit knife or a small sharp knife, loosen the grapefruit segments in each half by carefully cutting between the fruit and peel and then by cutting along either side of each segment to free it from the membrane. Leave all the segments in their shells. Place the halves upright in a baking dish.
In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar, melted butter and cinnamon. Spread the mixture evenly over the grapefruit halves. Sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt.  Put under the broiler about 4 inches from the heat source and broil until the sugar is uniformly bubbly, approx 3 minutes. Watch closely... Mine took more like 4-5 minutes.

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  1. How neat... I love grapefruit --but had never heard about broiling them with brown sugar... Sounds great.


  2. Hey mom! made these for my breakfast on Saturday morning. It was so yummy!!!