Broiled Grapefruit
Broiled Grapefruit

Grapefruit halves sprinkled with brown sugar and grilled.

When I first heard about roasted grapefruit, it sounded too weird to try.

My friend George R patiently explained to me how he made it and how much he loved it. The light in his eyes as he talked about it should have been a clue.

Well friends, the answer is the same as why someone would want to eat warm cereal instead of cold. It tastes good!

Of course, it took me over 5 decades to figure that out. Funny thing about eating prejudice; they hurt no one but themselves.

Grapefruit is just as delicious hot as it is cold, even better hot on a cold day. Try it!

Sprinkle half a grapefruit with some brown sugar and place under the grill for a few minutes; it couldn’t be easier to do. You just grill it until the sugar starts to bubble and caramelize a bit and melt into the tangy grapefruit underneath.

Perfect for a hot breakfast on a chilly day.

Grilled grapefruit

preparation time
5 minutes

cooking time
5 minutes

total time
10 mins

to 4 halves

If you would like your grapefruit to be a little more browned than shown here, simply leave it in the grill a little longer or grill it a little closer to the element.


  • 1 to 2 grapefruitsred or yellow, halved (cut in half, not the stem or blossom end of the grapefruit)

  • Brown sugar, 2 to 3 teaspoon per grapefruit half


  1. Preparation of the grapefruit halves:

    To make it easier for the grapefruit halves to sit in the pan, you may want to cut 1/4 inch off the bottom of each half to keep them from wobbling.

    To make it easier to remove the grapefruit segments with a spoon after cooking, use a sharp paring knife to cut along the edges of the fruit where the fruit meets the peel.

    Then carefully cut into the grapefruit, along the edges of the segments. Don’t cut the grapefruit all the way through, if possible just to the skin.

  2. Prepare baking pan:

    Line a grill or skillet with foil or parchment paper (foil works better, doesn’t burn). Place the grapefruit halves cut-side up in the pan.

  3. Add brown sugar:

    Spread brown sugar on top of the exposed fruit (not the peel), about 2 to 3 teaspoons of brown sugar per half (more or less to taste). Yellow grapefruits tend to be more acidic than ruby ​​grapefruits, so you should use more sugar for yellow grapefruits than for red grapefruits.

  4. Grilling:

    Place under a broiler for 3 to 5 minutes, until the brown sugar is bubbling and beginning to brown and caramelize.

    Take out of the oven. Leave to cool for a minute. Eat while still warm.


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nutritional information (per serving)
193 calories
1g Fat
49g carbohydrates
3g protein
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