Caramelized Grapefruit

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Grapefruit is one of those things that it seems most people either love or hate. There’s a stigma about grapefruit being a diet food, something that you eat for breakfast and only for breakfast. I have started to enjoy grapefruit more and more as I’ve gotten older, and this is one of my new favorite ways to prepare it.

Recently I’ve started reinventing breakfast. It is an important meal, and in the past I’ve ignored it far too often, mainly because I do not enjoy the typical breakfast foods. Oatmeal, cereal, grits… they don’t do it for me. Give me a slice of leftover pizza or mac and cheese instead.

However, in light of trying to be healthier and kinder to my body, I picked up two grapefruits from Whole Foods and said “I can do this, I CAN DO THIS.” And I did.

Caramelized grapefruit is a great way to enjoy this sour, pink delight without shocking the hell out of your tastebuds at 7am. Well, you may shock them with HOW GOOD THIS IS.

Caramelized Grapefruit

Caramelized Grapefruit


  • 1 grapefruit
  • 4 tbsp raw sugar or white granulated sugar

Preheat your oven to broil.

Slice the grapefruit in half. Grab a baking sheet or baking dish. Place the grapefruit into the pan and sprinkle sugar on top, about 2 tbsp per half.

Broil the grapefruit for 8-10 minutes or until the grapefruit starts to brown a bit on top. It may take a bit longer, but don’t leave sight of the oven – they can burn very quickly!

Let them cool for a few minutes before enjoying. Dip your spoon into the grapefruit and enjoy the sweet and tart combination.

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  • Twinkle VanWinkle

    Great post! Definitely making this this weekend. For Cinco de Mayo Margaritas! Beautiful photos, too!