Broiled Grapefruit with Caramelized Sugar

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.

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Broiled Grapefruit with Caramelized Sugar

Yield: 1-2

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 2-3 minutes

Total Time: 5-6 minutes

Ingredients:

1 grapefruit, sliced in half
2 tsp of white or brown sugar

Directions:

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.

Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Two Peas and Their Pod

 

 

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10 Responses to “Broiled Grapefruit with Caramelized Sugar”

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    Natalie — February 23, 2012 @ 4:26 am

    Just so you k ow, your website did not update itself until today for me! I’ve been checking everyday. Hopefully all problems are fixed now!

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    Jenn's Food Journey — February 23, 2012 @ 4:26 am

    Very simple indeed! I’ve done this before with a kitchen torch.. it was fast, but hard to not burn… surprisingly, this seems a little easier :)

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    Kim in MD — February 23, 2012 @ 4:29 am

    What a great idea! I love broiled/roasted anything, and I can imagine this would really bring out the natural sugars in the grapefruit!

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    Blond Duck — February 23, 2012 @ 4:31 am

    I’ve never tried grapefruit.

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    Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook — February 23, 2012 @ 7:31 am

    I’ve been meaning to do this, they look so good. I love grapefruit, can only imagine how good it is with a broiled sweet topping.

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    Maria — February 23, 2012 @ 7:48 am

    Glad you liked the broiled grapefruit! Such a fun treat!

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    Adele — February 23, 2012 @ 9:08 am

    I can’t wait to try this… going food shopping today and will be picking up some grapefruit!

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    Marjie — February 23, 2012 @ 11:29 am

    What an innovative idea for a fruit that really requires sugar anyway!

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    Beth — February 23, 2012 @ 12:59 pm

    Maria has the best recipes, doesn’t she? I love this different way to serve grapefruit.

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    Words Of Deliciousness — February 23, 2012 @ 7:25 pm

    I would never thought of broiling grapefruit. I wonder if you have to add the sugar, I like to eat my grapefruit without sugar.

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