Broiled Grapefruit With Honey, Vanilla & Cardamom

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 6 mins

I love grapefruit and this makes a yummy breakfast for me. This is from Fine Cooking.


  1. Position an oven rack about 4 inches below the broiler and heat the broiler on high.
  2. With a serrated knife, cut the grapefruit in even halves.
  3. Using a small paring knife or a grapefruit knife, cut each section away from the surrounding membrane.
  4. Set the grapefruit halves in a shallow broiler-safe pan (such as an enameled baking dish or a heavy-duty rimmed baking sheet).
  5. If necessary, trim a thin slice off their bottoms so they sit level.
  6. In small bowl, stir together the honey and the vanilla extract.
  7. Drizzle the honey mixture over the grapefruit halves.
  8. Dust each with a bit of cardamom.
  9. Broil until bubbling and lightly browned in spots, 4-6 minutes.
  10. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly.
  11. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Most Helpful

Delicious. I love grapefruit and cardamom, so I had to give this a try. I've tried both honey and sugar. I like it a little better with sugar, but I'm not a huge fan of honey. Thanks for the healthy breakfast, snack, dessert idea.

Cinnamon Turtle March 28, 2011

I decided I need to eat more grapefruit, so I tried this for breakfast today and really enjoyed it. I stirred the cardamom into the honey/vanilla mixture instead of sprinkling it on top. My grapefruit was very tart, so the honey was a nice contrast with it. Very tasty and I will be sure to have this again soon. Thanks for posting!

Spice Princess March 04, 2011

I too love grapefruit AND cardamom so when I saw this recipe in the photo forum knew I had to try it as was not disappointed. I used the ingrediants exactly as listed but did change the process a little bit. I wanted to make sure the flavors where all through it so sectioned the grapefruit and dumped the pieces into a bowl where I could stir everything together, then returned to the grapefruit shell and broiled as directed. Very good and I'll be making again - though think I'll cut down a little on the honey as I really love the tartness of grapefruit and it was a little sweet for me. Thanks so much for posting.

Bonnie G #2 October 30, 2010

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