Broiled Grapefruit with Caramelized Sugar
I would never have thought to broil grapefruit until I saw it on Maria’s site, Two Peas, and Their Pod. It looked really simple to make and so delicious. I happened to have a grapefruit lying around so I made this for my husband and me last weekend. I loved the “crust” of sugar caramelized on top of the grapefruit and thought that broiling it made it even sweeter and juicier than plain grapefruit. I was worried I wouldn’t like the fruit warm, but I actually really enjoyed it. If you want an extra caramelized crust of sugar on top, sprinkle a very heavy layer of white or brown sugar on each half. I was trying to keep it fairly healthy so I only sprinkled on a bit. If you haven’t tried broiling grapefruit – give it a go! Thanks, Maria!
How to Make Broiled Grapefruit with Caramelized Sugar
Preheat the oven to broil. Slice a grapefruit in half then sprinkle both halves with sugar. Side Note: Put a thicker layer of sugar on each half if you want a really caramelized crust.
Place on a baking sheet and put it on the middle rack to broil. Watch it very carefully so it doesn’t burn. Remove it from the oven once the sugar has caramelized, about 2-3 minutes. Eat immediately. Enjoy.
- 1 grapefruit sliced in half
- 2 tsp of white or brown sugar
- Preheat the oven to broil. Slice a grapefruit in half then sprinkle both halves with sugar. Side Note: Put a thicker layer of sugar on each half if you want a really caramelized crust.
- Place on a baking sheet and put it on the middle rack to broil. Watch it very carefully so it doesn't burn.
- Remove it from the oven once the sugar has caramelized, about 2-3 minutes. Eat immediately. Enjoy.
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Very simple indeed! I’ve done this before with a kitchen torch.. it was fast, but hard to not burn… surprisingly, this seems a little easier 🙂
What a great idea! I love broiled/roasted anything, and I can imagine this would really bring out the natural sugars in the grapefruit!
I’ve never tried grapefruit.
I’ve been meaning to do this, they look so good. I love grapefruit, can only imagine how good it is with a broiled sweet topping.
Glad you liked the broiled grapefruit! Such a fun treat!
I can’t wait to try this… going food shopping today and will be picking up some grapefruit!
What an innovative idea for a fruit that really requires sugar anyway!
Maria has the best recipes, doesn’t she? I love this different way to serve grapefruit.
I would never thought of broiling grapefruit. I wonder if you have to add the sugar, I like to eat my grapefruit without sugar.