Broiled Grapefruit with Spiced Brown Sugar

I hate grapefruit.  My husband claims to love it so much that he buys a 10 lb bag of them, then forgets about their existence until they rot and we throw them out, only to start the cycle all over again.  This has been ongoing for years.  Every time we go grocery shopping together, a bag of grapefruit magically appears in the cart and he swears each time that he will actually eat them and I let him buy them, knowing full well what their fate will be.  Today, I looked at his aging bag of grapefruit in disgust but then guilted myself into not wasting another bag, so I covered them in spiced sugar and put them under the broiler… and today I have a new favorite snack.  The best part of this snack is the juices you get to drink when you’re done scooping everything out of the fruit!  Plus, there are only about 155 calories in one fruit.

Broiled Grapefruit with Spiced Brown Sugar

  • 4 Ruby Red Grapefruits
  • 4 tsp Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon or if you’re lucky enough to have a Penzey’s nearby – Penzey’s Cake Spice (a combination of cinnamon, star anise, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, cloves)

Mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon.

Cut each grapefruit in half between the stem and end.  Remove any seeds and poke a knife into each section to loosen the flesh.

Place grapefruits on a foil lined baking sheet and spread the brown sugar mixture over each grapefruit.


Place the baking sheet under the broiler on low until the sugar gets caramelized and bubbly, about 15-20 minutes.  Watch closely, as my broiler may get the job done quicker or slower than yours.  


Remove from the oven and allow to cool a little while.  Enjoy while warm.



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