Brown Sugar Broiled Grapefruit

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Brown Sugar Broiled Grapefruit

Grapefruit for dessert? Why not! In this broiled grapefruit recipe, grapefruit halves are topped with spiced brown sugar, caramelized under the broiler then topped with a dollop of vanilla-infused whipped cream.

Yield: 4 servings, 1/2 grapefruit each
Active Time: 25
Total Time: 25


  • 2 red or pink grapefruit
  • 8 teaspoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon or cardamom
  • 2 teaspoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons nonfat or low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Position oven rack about 3 inches from the heat source; preheat broiler. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
  2. Cut each grapefruit in half, then trim a thin slice off the bottom so it sits level. With a paring knife or grapefruit knife, cut around each segment; remove any seeds. Place the grapefruit halves on the prepared baking sheet. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon (or cardamom) in a small bowl. Brush each grapefruit half with butter, then sprinkle with about 2 teaspoons of the sugar mixture.
  3. Broil the grapefruit, watching carefully and rotating the pan front to back once halfway through, until the tops are bubbling and golden brown, 7 to 12 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, beat cream in a small bowl until stiff. Beat in yogurt, granulated sugar and vanilla just until combined. Serve each grapefruit topped with a heaping tablespoon of the vanilla cream.


Nutrition Per Serving

calories 138
fat 5 g (3 g sat, 1 g mono)
cholesterol 15 mg
carbohydrates 24 g
protein 2 g
fiber 2 g
sodium 8 mg
potassium 186 mg

Nutrition Bonus Vitamin C (64% daily value), Vitamin A (32% dv).

Carbohydrate Serving 1 1/2

Exchanges 1 fruit, 1 other carbohydrate, 1 fat

From EatingWell January/February 2013