I would never have thought to broil grapefruit until I saw it on Maria’s site, Two Peas and Their Pod. It looked really simple to make and so delicious. I happened to have a grapefruit lying around so I made this for my husband and I last weekend. I loved the “crust” of sugar caramelized on top of the grapefruit and thought that broiling it made it even sweeter and juicier than plain grapefruit. I was worried I wouldn’t like the fruit warm, but I actually really enjoyed it. If you want an extra caramelized crust of sugar on top, sprinkle a very heavy layer of white or brown sugar on each half. I was trying to keep it fairly healthy so I only sprinkled on a bit. If you haven’t tried broiling grapefruit – give it a go! Thanks Maria!
Preheat the oven to broil. Slice a grapefruit in half then sprinkle both halves with sugar. Side Note: Put a thicker layer of sugar on each half if you want a really caramelized crust.
Place in a baking dish and put it on the middle rack to broil. Watch it very carefully so it doesn’t burn. Remove it from the oven once the sugar has caramelized, about 2-3 minutes. Eat immediately. Enjoy.