Broiled Grapefruit Recipe





Introduction: Broiled Grapefruit Recipe

If you've never tried broiled grapefruit before, you should absolutely give it a try! I love eating grapefruit with breakfast but it's nice to switch it up sometimes and get a little fancy. :D

I use brown sugar on top of my broiled grapefruit, but you can really use whatever type of sugar you like!

Plus, with winter and grapefruit season coming up, it's a great time to try it. You'll be able to eat amazing grapefruit and heat up the house slightly in the morning, which mine always needs!

Step 1: Ingredients + Tools


  • grapefruits
  • 1/2 - 1 tablespoon of brown sugar per grapefruit half

If you're not a huge fan of brown sugar, you can also use honey, white sugar or raw sugar. I just really love the flavor of the brown sugar with the grapefruit.


  • oven broiler set to high
  • rimmed baking sheet
  • parchment paper
  • paring knife
  • fancy serrated grapefruit spoon

Step 2: Cut the Grapefruit in Half and Prep It

Cut the grapefruit in half. If the halves don't sit flat on their own, take a really thin slice off the bottom to level them out. :)

Now take a paring knife and cut the segments of the grapefruit away from the membranes that separate them. You can also cut the segments away from the pith if you don't have a serrated spoon - it'll make it easier to eat later.

Step 3: Apply the Sugar and Broil

Sprinkle your sugar all over the top of the grapefruit. I did about a 1/2 tablespoon on each half - if your grapefruit is super sour you may need more.

Once the grapefruits are prepped, move a rack in your oven so it sits about six inches from the broiler. Preheat the broiler on high for a couple minutes and then slide the sheet tray into the oven so the grapefruit is directly below the broiler.

Broil for 4-8 minutes - take them as far as you like! I did 5 minutes - enough to slightly char the edges and melt the sugar and caramelize it slightly. :)

Stay right by the oven the whole time - if the house is really cold I'll even leave the oven door open and just hang out by it. They can go from tasty to burnt fast!

I normally pull my tray out of the oven and let it sit on a cooling rack for a couple minutes before serving since they are so hot!

Step 4: Enjoy!

Once the broiled grapefruit has cooled slightly you are good to eat! I think you'll really enjoy this - it's a lovely winter breakfast if you pair it with some oatmeal or toast. :)



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    Can't wait to try it, gf are my favorite citrus. Thanks

    I was told you do not need to leave oven open for broiler anymore, I am not sure why we used to do that.

    In the 80's we used to pop it in the microwave with brown sugar, yum

    Now I microwave and enjoy a sweet grapefruit without the sugar.

    Thanks also for reminder some medications do not fare well with grapefruit.

    Lol. I thought this said boiled grapefruit which sounded a bit weird and then I realised it wasn't boiled at all. I had to look up what broiling meant as I've never heard of it. Sounds yummy though; I'll try that next season.

    Me too, I thought it was a spelling mistake. I'm guessing that we have it here in England but call it something else, though the only thing I can do in my oven is roast. Can you enlighten the folk from the old country Jess

    I think in the UK you say "grill" instead of "broil".

    I don't live in the UK. None of the five countries I've lived in use the term broil; i think it might the the USA only. Prehaps it's a bit
    like inches and pounds; no one has the faintest idea what they are

    "Broil" is commonly used in Canada also, but it seems to be a north american word. Here, when we say "broil", we mean "put the food in the oven under a red hot upper heating element".

    Ah, now I know what pounds and inches are, I was born a baby boomer just after WWII in England and we used both measures then, it's only since we joined the EU that we went metric.

    Thanks, yes grill would make sense.