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!  :)

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Brown-Sugar Broiled Grapefruit

You will love this Brown Sugar Broiled Grapefruit recipe! It’s tangy, sweet, and so easy to prepare. Try it today!


  • 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.

Ali’s Tip:

Some other ingredients you can mix with the brown sugar include:

  • crystallized or ground ginger
  • vanilla extract
  • cinnamon or other spices
  • agave nectar
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