broiled grapefruit

Posted by on Feb 8, 2012 in breakfast, desserts, fruit, snacks | 0 comments

Day 6 of a Week of Grapefruit.  A little more grapefruit trivia…did you know that grapefruit got its name from the way it grows in clusters (like grapes) on the tree?  Come to think of it, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a grapefruit tree in person, but I can tell you that clusters of this large fruit are not what I imagined!

I was first served broiled grapefruit while living in Seattle.  Before we had our sweet children, my husband and I used to get away for the weekend to all the fun and adventurous places Washington State had to offer.  Man, what a beautiful place.  Anyway, while staying at a B&B on Orcas Island, we were served this delectable treat for breakfast.  This the version I came up with.

Broiled Grapefruit

  • 1 grapefruit, halved
  • maple syrup
  • cinnamon
  1. Preheat your oven’s broiler.
  2. Place the grapefruit halves on a baking sheet.
  3. With a pairing knife, cut around each section so the syrup can soak down in the grapefruit and so it is easy to eat each bite.
  4. Drizzle desired amount of maple syrup over the top of each grapefruit half.
  5. Sprinkle desired amount of cinnamon on top of each half.
  6. Broil for 3-5 minutes or until the top just begins to brown.
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