I’m a huge grapefruit lover. I prefer fresh grapefruit juice to orange and I could eat the pretty pink fruit for breakfast (and lunch…and dinner) every day. I know some people are turned off by the bitterness of the large citrus, but I love it.
A nice farmer at the Coronado Farmers Market (you can read about his fruit here) gave me some free citrus this week—grapefruits and these lemon/lime/orange things (more on those later.) Well, thanks to Pinterest, I remembered seeing a picture of a broiled grapefruit. I was sold instantly.
It’s like creme brulee but healthy…and without all the custard…and not made with a fancy hand torch…and pink.
If it weren’t for Pinterest, I would’ve never even thought of broiling grapefruit, which is why I’m thankful for the online pinboard with a cult following.
And I’m thankful for broiled grapefruits because my mouth likes doing happy dances, and mine did after eating this. You even have to crack the top open like creme brulee. Woo hoo! A “healthy” dessert.
Broiling grapefruit is pretty straightforward:
- Make sure your grapefruit is chilled….I’d even consider popping it in the freezer 10-15 minutes before broiling.
- Then you slice it in half and cut the flesh all the way around the rim of the fruit and then cut the segments (like you’re going to be digging into one like you normally do.)
- Mix together some brown sugar and melted butter (I used 1 Tbsp. melted butter and 1/4 cup packed brown sugar for one grapefruit. I had enough leftover for another half).
- Sprinkle the sugar mixture on top of each grapefruit half and broil for about 3 minutes, until the sugar is bubbly.
- Take it out, break it open and enjoy!
Let’s look at it one more time, for good measure.
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