Sunday, February 17, 2013

Spiced Broiled Grapefruit

My typical breakfast is a smoothie but I bought a big bag of ruby red grapefruit that was begging to be used. Normally I do nothing more with grapefruit than juice it or slice it and sprinkle on a little sugar and eat it raw. I decided to try broiling it and have really enjoyed playing around with different toppings. This spiced variation is my favorite. I hope you enjoy it too. The mild sweetness and spice allows the grapefruit flavor to still shine.  Please note, the ingredients below are to make 1 whole grapefruit. If you would like to make more, just double the other ingredients for each additional grapefruit.

Spiced Broiled Grapefruit


1 grapefruit, halved lengthwise
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Pinch ground cloves
1 teaspoon honey


Preheat oven broiler. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Arrange the grapefruit halves face up on the prepared baking sheet. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves and stir until combined. Sprinkle evenly over the tops of the grapefruit. Drizzle the honey over the top.  Place the baking sheet into the oven and broil until the sugar melts and tops are slightly browned, about 4-6 minutes. Serve while warm.

Source: Adapted from Girl Cooks World

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