Broiled Grapefruit with Cinnamon-Brown Sugar and Ginger

Broiled Grapefruit with Cinnamon-Brown Sugar and Ginger

Broiled grapefruit?? What?! No way!
Oh, but yes.

I’ve always been a grapefruit fan. I usually consume it without any accompaniments, simply sliced and segmented. No fuss.

But then I heard about broiled grapefruit. With a little bit of cinnamon and brown sugar, the results are akin to crème brûlée. The sugar crystalizes the top, and the juicy flesh inside slightly warms. The simplicity is still there, but the flavors and textures elevate the fruit into something a little more special.

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Broiled Grapefruit - Ingredients

Broiled Grapefruit - Grapefruit Half

Broiled Grapefruit


1 grapefruit, halved crosswise
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger (optional)


1. Preheat broiler.

2. Using a pairing knife, carefully loosen the grapefruit segments along the edge of the rind. Afterward, gently loosen segments from each other.

3. Mix brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl or ramekin. Sprinkle half of the cinnamon-sugar mixture on top of grapefruit half. Top with a bit of freshly grated ginger. If ginger isn’t your thing, feel free to omit.

4. Repeat above steps with the second grapefruit half.

5. Place both halves in a baking dish, and broil for 3-5 minutes, until sugar begins to bubble and crystallize.

6. Remove from oven, and serve warm.

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