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