Fabulous Broiled Breakfast Grapefruit

Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 3 mins

I saw this recipe on T.V. somewhere several years ago, and I've been making it ever since. I get lazy and don't bother to broil the grapefrut any more, but it still tastes great! Even my 3-yr. old now eats grapefruit this way.


  1. Cut grapefruit in half (midway between the stem-end and the dot on the opposite end).
  2. Sprinkle brown sugar over grapefruit sections, using more or less as desired.
  3. Grapefruit can be eaten as is, or broiled.
  4. To broil, put halves sugar-side up on a cookie sheet in the oven and set oven on broil for a few minutes.
  5. The brown sugar should melt and start to get crispy.
  6. Eat immediately by spooning out the half-sections of grapefruit.


Most Helpful

I've never been a fan of grapefruit, but I received a basket full of them as a gift. This recipe is by far the best way to eat grapefruit. I added a little pinch of cinnamon to each half. Yum! I strongly suggest cutting sections prior to broiling. Otherwise, you have a very sticky mess on your hands!

Hadice November 29, 2008

I tried one half with powdered stevia (concentrated) and one half with Sucanat (I don't buy brown sugar). I sprinkled both halves with cinnamon. I appreciated the instructions on how to broil them. I liked the half with stevia better - it was sweeter, with less sugar. I'll bet honey would be good, just maybe messier. And the previous reviewer's suggestion on cutting sections before broiling is a great idea!

WI Cheesehead January 31, 2013

Mmmm. I've also sectioned the grapefruit and broiled it with with the brown sugar in custard dishes. It makes a nice, healthy dessert.

Cinnamon Turtle March 28, 2011

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