broiled grapefruit

As summer draws near, we all see more of our favorite citrus at our local supermarkets. In particular, I have been seeing a lot of grapefruits, which are definitely a personal fave. I have heard that the smell of grapefruit makes a woman appear young, I don’t know if that’s true, but when I eat one for breakfast I feel like I glow all day. They are wonderfully light and tart. This recipe gives them an added sweetness and brings out their flavor beautifully.

I am 2 months away from graduating law school and am really stressed out. My work load is smushing me and the FL Bar Exam is looming. I know I am not the only stressed out gal today, we could all use a little sunshine. Here’s a bite of it.


1 grapefruit
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tbs butter
a few sprinkles of cinnamon


Cut the grapefruit in half. Then, cut around the rind and down each segment, loosening each segment a little. Mix all the loose ingredients, with the exception of the cinnamon, in a bowl. Then, pile everything on the grapefruit halves. Preheat your broiler, then place your grapefruit in a pan or on a baking sheet. Sprinkle each half with cinnamon and broil them both for 3 minutes.

I am definitely bringing my work down to the pool today. I need to make this weekend a little more endurable. The best part is that breakfasts like this don’t stretch out bikinis, but do fill you with sunshine:]

30 thoughts on “broiled grapefruit

  1. Not a gigantic fan of citrus as a whole (except the lemon). Living in Florida until recently, I was plied with free fruit from so many sources that finally got so sick of them that I had to stop taking them because they’d just go bad.

    That being said, I’d probably actually enjoy this recipe. There is something intriguing about the combo of brown sugar and grapefruit. This feels like it needs something crunchy to go with it though.. I don’t know what though.

  2. MMMM!!! Love broiled grapefruits! It brings out the natural citrus in the grapefruit itself and surprisingly way less acidic then one would expect. Wish there was still some of this when I was over too! hehe

  3. I just love this idea, so lovely! I love grapefruit too and now I think I will load up on them, along with anything else grapefruit….grapefruit perfume maybe? Try and de-stress and many well wishes are being sent your way!!!

  4. I’ve blogged a similar grapefruit recipe and couldn’t agree more.. it’s a lovely treat! Good luck, I know you will do so well!! Anyone who can still keep up a blog and study is amazing, I think!

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