Healthy & Delicious: Broiled Grapefruit Recipe

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Healthy & Delicious: Broiled Grapefruit Recipe

Editor's note: On Mondays, Kristen Swensson Sturt of Cheap, Healthy, Good swings by these parts to share healthy and delicious recipes with us. Take it away, Kristen!

[Photograph: Kristen Swensson Sturt]

Broiled grapefruit? Yeah, broiled grapefruit.

While this recipe's appeal might understandably be limited, I implore my fellow grapefruit lovers to give it a shot. To you others: If you like the health benefits of the tart citrus fruit, but not necessarily the bitter tang, this is your deal. Adapted from All Recipes, it's a warm, slightly sweet twist to its usual presentation (AKA plain), and it takes all of 10 minutes to repair, cooking time included. Plus, you can adjust the sugar and cinnamon according to your own taste. So, experiment a little each time you make it.

Which, if you do, know this: The most important part of the recipe is the sectioning of the grapefruit. It allows some of the sugar and cinnamon to filter down to the bottom of the fruit, and also makes for much easier eating once the fruit is cooked. Just be careful not to poke holes in the rind, as it will leak, leaving you with escaped flavor and a big broiled, mess.

  • Yield:Serves 2
  • Active time: 5 minutes
  • Total time:10 minutes


  • 1 grapefruit, halved crosswise
  • 3/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Dash nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon butter


  1. 1.

    Preheat broiler. Using a pairing knife, carefully loosen grapefruit segments along edge of rind, taking care not to poke through. Then, loosen segments from each other. Sprinkle cut sides with sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Dot with butter. Place grapefruit halves on baking sheet and broil 3-5 minutes, until sugar is beginning to brown. Serve.