Brown Sugar Broiled Grapefruit

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.

From EatingWell: January/February 2013
Yield: 4 servings, 1/2 grapefruit each
Active Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  1. 2 red or pink grapefruit
  2. 8 teaspoons packed light brown sugar
  3. 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon or cardamom
  4. 2 teaspoons melted butter
  5. 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  6. 2 tablespoons nonfat or low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  7. 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  8. 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation

  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

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

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

1 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1 other carbohydrate, 1 fat