Broiled Grapefruit with Cinnamon Sugar

Looking for a new take on grapefruit? Try broiling it with cinnamon and sugar - Chef Faith Durand says “This is such a simple way to add some warmth and freshness to your breakfast. You simply sprinkle a grapefruit half with cinnamon sugar and broil it until the flesh of the sweet-tart grapefruit swells up, nearly bursting with the hot juice inside, and the sugar turns into a gentle crust. The warmth brings out all the juiciness of the grapefruit and the tart flavor. Every bite has that juicy taste, along with a bit of sweetness from the sugar.” Couldn’t have said it better myself.


Cinnamon Sugar

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

Broiled Grapefruit with Cinnamon Sugar

  • 1 large ruby grapefruit
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon sugar


Cinnamon Sugar

Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl, using a fork or small whisk to thoroughly blend the two together. Store in an air-tight container or old spice jar.

Broiled Grapefruit with Cinnamon Sugar

Heat the oven to broil. Cut the grapefruit in half across its equator. Use a sharp knife to carefully cut around the inside edge of the grapefruit half. Then make small, deep cuts next to each segment's membrane, to loosen the fruit from the membrane. (If you have serrated grapefruit spoons, this step is less necessary.)

Sprinkle each half with cinnamon sugar and put in an oven-safe dish, sugar-side up. Broil for 15 minutes, or until the top turns quite brown and caramelized. Let cool for 5 minutes and eat while warm.

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