brown sugar broiled grapefruit
I have fond memories of grapefruit breakfasts growing up. Every year, the kids in the youth group at church would have a “fruit sale”, and my mom was always that parent you could count on for a fantastic order of grapefruit. Our family loved it!! I remember flying down the stairs many a morning before school, and seeing my dad or mom standing there segmenting out a grapefruit for me to enjoy. (I know, I know, I was a spoiled grapefruit eater!) And then of course, squeeeeezing out every last bit of delicious juice after all of the slices had disappeared. Mmmmm….
Nowadays, of course, I have to segment my own grapefruit! But I still love it, and love experimenting with different ways to enjoy it! Without a doubt, broiled grapefruit is one of my favorite go-to breakfasts. It literally just takes a second to slice the grapefruit, sprinkle on some brown sugar (or some other add-ins I’ve mentioned below, if you want to get fancy!), and then pop it in the broiler or toaster oven for a few minutes. And then a heavenly, warm, and wonderful sweet but tart grapefruit is yours to enjoy.
Healthy, quick, and delicious.
My kind of breakfast or snack anytime! :)
- 1 grapefruit, sliced in half
- 1-3 tsp. brown sugar
Preheat oven to "broil", with the rack on the top shelf (so that the grapefruit will be about 1.5 - 2 inches from the heat).
Arrange grapefruit halves, cut side up, in a broil-safe pan. (You may need to use a knife to slice a small part off the bottom of each half to make sure they are sitting level in the pan.) Sprinkle evenly with brown sugar.
Broil for 5-10 minutes, or until the sugar is melted and the edges begin to brown. Remove and then use a knife to segment the grapefruit slices. Serve at room temperature.
Some other ingredients you can mix with the brown sugar include:
- crystallized or ground ginger
- vanilla extract
- cinnamon or other spices
- agave nectar