Broiled Grapefruit


I hope your summer is off to a beautiful start. I am loving having my boys home and sitting poolside watching them learn to swim—such an important skill. I was shocked to read that a recent Red Cross survey found that half of Americans can’t swim well enough to get out of a body of water if they find themselves in over their head. Yikes! It’s never to late to learn.

Now on to the food. Up for sharing today is broiled grapefruit. Grapefruit season is quickly coming to a close so there’s no time like the present to get your fill. The other day I prepared it for the boys the way my mom used to make it for us kids—sprinkled with a bit of sugar and broiled. Why broil? The broiling caramelizes the sugar in the fruit, and the sugar you sprinkle on, and tones down the acidity a bit. Warm, juicy and oh so good!

Broiled Grapefruit

Broiled Grapefruit


  • 2 grapefruits
  • Coconut sugar or brown sugar


  1. Preheat broiler to low.
  2. Cut each grapefruit in half crosswise. Trim a thin slice off the bottom of each half so they will stand upright.
  3. With a sharp paring or grapefruit knife, cut along sides of each segment and then between the fruit and the peel to free segments from the membrane.
  4. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon brown sugar over each half.
  5. Place on a baking sheet and broil 2-5 minutes or until sugar begins to bubble and caramelize.
  6. Serves 4.

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Alisa June 10, 2014 - 11:28 pm

When did I miss your awesome site transformation?! I'm so happy to see the new "& Living" component!

I hope the diet and therapy in July goes well for the little man!

Lexie June 11, 2014 - 1:03 am

Ha! Not quite a complete transformation Ali, just putzing around in spare time I don't have 🙂



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