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Grapefruit for dessert? Why not! In this broiled grapefruit recipe, grapefruit halves are topped with spiced brown sugar, caramelized under the broiler then topped with a dollop of vanilla-infused whipped cream.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2013


Recipe Summary

25 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Position oven rack about 3 inches from the heat source; preheat broiler. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.

  • Cut each grapefruit in half, then trim a thin slice off the bottom so it sits level. With a paring knife or grapefruit knife, cut around each segment; remove any seeds. Place the grapefruit halves on the prepared baking sheet. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon (or cardamom) in a small bowl. Brush each grapefruit half with butter, then sprinkle with about 2 teaspoons of the sugar mixture.

  • Broil the grapefruit, watching carefully and rotating the pan front to back once halfway through, until the tops are bubbling and golden brown, 7 to 12 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, beat cream in a small bowl until stiff. Beat in yogurt, granulated sugar and vanilla just until combined. Serve each grapefruit topped with a heaping tablespoon of the vanilla cream.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 grapefruit
138 calories; protein 1.8g; carbohydrates 23.8g; dietary fiber 2g; sugars 19g; fat 4.9g; saturated fat 3g; cholesterol 15.4mg; vitamin a iu 1584.4IU; vitamin c 38.4mg; folate 16.5mcg; calcium 46.5mg; iron 0.2mg; magnesium 12.6mg; potassium 185.6mg; sodium 8.4mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 10g.

1 fruit, 1 other carbohydrate, 1 fat