Broiled Grapefruit Recipe
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A broiled grapefruit recipe made with pink grapefruit and topped with brown sugar, cinnamon and a Maraschino cherry.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
  • 2 pink grapefruit
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 Maraschino Cherries
  1. Step 1: Slice the grapefruit in half and remove seeds. With a small thin flexible paring knife or grapefruit, carefully cut around all 3 edges of each section to loosen the fruit. (Do this step before the grapefruit goes under the broiler, as the fruit will be too hot afterwards.)
  2. Step 2: In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar and cinnamon and spoon this mixture on top of each of the grapefruit halves.
  3. Step 3: Place the four sections on a baking sheet or broiling pan. Set your oven to Broil or 550 degrees Fahrenheit and place the pan about 4-6 inches away from the heat. Broil the halves for about 5-10 minutes, until the juice is bubbling, and the brown sugar has slightly melted and is starting to caramelize.
  4. Step 4: Serve in individual grapefruit immediately for breakfast or brunch. Top each half with a Maraschino cherry for garnish.
Note: It's okay to pack the brown sugar mixture onto the grapefruit a bit on the heavy side. Once under the broiler, some will run on to the pan.
Recipe by Vintage Cooking at