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
- 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. :)