Melissa's Cuisine: Broiled Grapefruit

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Broiled Grapefruit

I don't remember when my obsession with grapefruit began, but I imagine it was back in middle school.  I remember sitting on the kitchen counter (my usual breakfast spot!), eating a grapefruit fo breakfast every morning.  I was estatic when I discovered grapefruit flavored Mentos in Romania!  My companions thought I was crazy for loving them so much, but I had discovered a delicious treat...and unfortunately one I haven't found in the States.

When I started seeing this new trend to broil grapefruit, I was immediately intrigued.  I'd never had grapefruit with anything on it, so I knew the sugar would add a lot more sweetness to this typically tart fruit.  I knew this was a trend I had to hop onto--pronto!  I was impressed by the taste of the broiled grapefruit. I typically eat my grapefruit at room temperature because I think it has more flavor and juice than a cold grapefruit.  Broiling this fruit amplifies the flavor and juiciness even more!

Broiled Grapefruit

Serves 1

You will need:
1 large grapefruit
2 Tablespoons brown sugar

1.  Using a sharp paring knife, cut the grapefruit in half.  Then cut the grapefruit along the rind and between each segment.

2.  Sprinkle 1 Tablespoon of brown sugar over each grapefruit half.  If desired, you could also sprinkle some cinnamon on the grapefruit.

3.  Place grapefruit halves on a cookie sheet and place under a preheated broiler for 3-4 minutes.  The sugar will carmelize and the fruit will become plump.

Serve hot.

As seen at: The Curvy Carrot, Sweet Treats and More, and A Southern Fairytale


  1. I've never really been a grapefruit fan, however, I think this would make me into a convert! It looks and sounds delicious!! And healthy :)

  2. I'm totally trying this. I love grapefruit too! I don't know about the brown sugar part... I think I will broil one half plain and the other half with the brown sugar. :)

  3. I did one plain too, but the brown sugar gives it a brulee-style top. I've also seen people top theirs with honey or white sugar.

  4. Really? broiled? Imma gonna have to try this. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I have seen fruit on the grill, so why not a broiler. I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:

  6. Huge grapefruit fan here! I've never tried it this way but will now! Would love for you to share at
    Have a great night!

  7. I ate grapefruit and sugar as a kid. Since my hubby is not a fan I haven't had it in years. This looks so good I'm going to have to try it! Thanks for sharing at the Rock 'N Share!

  8. Looks good, def. going to try this!

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