My Love Affair With Broiled Grapefruit

I’m not a huge fan of grapefruit; I love it in juice form especially with a bit of champagne or on the side of whole wheat toast and scrambled eggs in the morning but other than that I’m strictly an orange kind of girl. Being that the best citrus fruit just happens to come from the state I’m currently calling home, I decided to give the ruby lady another shot and while they are a touch sweeter this far south, I still couldn’t just eat them plain.


Enter the broiled grapefruit.

Sweet like candy, this is my favorite snack; I eat a broiled grapefruit half at least once a day if not more, it’s a little sick. This 100 cal treat is the perfect way to start your day or a quick snack between meals plus it takes like negative minutes to make. Hot grapefruit may sound strange but just trust me on this one, you’ll love it!

First prep your topping! Did you think we just eat them plain? NO! 

In a ziplock bag combine:

  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar or Splenda
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

Keep this on hand in your spice cabinet!

Next, preheat your oven to 350 and grab a grapefruit and slice it in half; I usually have one half for breakfast and save the other for a midday snack but it’s totally up to you! *One grapefruit is about 100 calories total* Take a sharp knife and carefully cut around the edges and in between each segment, this will make eating your broiled grapefruit much easier.


Once each segment has been separated from its membrane, sprinkle the top of your grapefruit with a thin layer of the cinnamon sugar mixture you prepared earlier, wrap a piece of aluminum foil around your grapefruit creating like a bowl for it to sit in, and place it in the oven for 10-15 minutes depending on your oven.


Once the sides start to get a bit brown, take it out of the oven, place the whole thing in a bowl (foil and all) and let it cool for roughly 2 minutes before you dig in!




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