If you’ve never enjoyed Baked Grapefruit, you’re in for a real treat. Follow this simple method and enjoy grapefruit more than you ever thought you could.
This post is a cross between a public service announcement and a recipe. You don’t really need a recipe to know how to make baked grapefruit. You basically put brown sugar on the grapefruit and broil it until nicely melted and the fruit is warmed through. I felt inclined to put it on my blog as a recipe, however, because I had never enjoyed a baked grapefruit until recently, and I loved it so much I figured I should share it with you.
When I was a kid, I used to put so much white sugar on my grapefruit, I pretty much had grapefruit flavored sugar in my bowl. I used a lot. A LOT. My sisters and I were a bunch of sugar junkies. Fortunately, my kids have learned to love the wonderful tart taste of a grapefruit without never having put sugar on it. When I was a kid, I didn’t think that was possible. My kids love plain grapefruit, as they should! When you warm fruit, however, it makes it even sweeter and juicier. When you add that bit of brown sugar and get it all warm and melty? Oh my, is it good. This takes your grapefruit to a whole new level. Try it. I promise you’ll love it.
- 1 grapefruit
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- Set broiler to high. Slice grapefruit in half and use a paring knife to separate the pieces for easy scooping. Spread 1 tablespoon of brown sugar onto each side. Place fruit in a baking dish that will collect any excess juices that spill over.
- Broil until sugar melts, about 5 minutes. Serve warm.