Broiled Brown Sugar Grapefruit

Sometimes when I’m in the grocery store, I do stupid things. It must be the pressure of having to make quick decisions. Or perhaps the overwhelming fear that I’m not buying enough food and will thus starve to death in matter of days. Either way, I always overbuy (except for the rare time that I underbuy and then am left starving for days).

Not only do I overbuy, I overbuy things that I’ve either never tried or never liked. Case in point: grapefruit. I bought a 5 pound bag of grapefruit because I thought that juuuuuuust maybe, after years of loathing the texture of all citrus fruits and the incredibly sour, face-puckering taste of grapefruit, I might just like them. Instead of buying, I don’t know, ONE, I went for it with gusto and bought a giant bag. Folks, don’t do this. Buy one.

I still am not the biggest fan of a grapefruit’s texture. Call me crazy but I just can’t stand segmented fruits. Apples, grapes, anything with a nice, crisp crunch and I’m sold for life. Squishy, segmented citrus? Nah. Even so, I HAD to use these grapefruits. You can’t waste that way without reaping some sort of cosmically bad fate. Right? So I broiled and sugared those babies up. The brown sugar formed a nice crust on the grapefruit and counteracted some of that incredibly acidic taste they tend to have. And I didn’t even mind the segments!

Broiled Brown Sugar Grapefruit
Recipe type: dessert, snack, fruit, healthy
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Serves: 1

  • 1 grapefruit, sliced in half
  • 3 Tbsp. brown sugar

  1. Preheat broiler over low.
  2. Place the grapefruit halves in glass baking dish. Sprinkle 1½ tbsp. brown sugar over each half.
  3. Place the dish in the oven and broil for approximately 5 minutes until the sugar has caramelized.
  4. Serve warm.


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