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Every winter, when I was a kid, my grandparents would send us huge boxes of grapefruit from their trees in Arizona. I remember how excited I would get when the shipments arrived. The grapefruit were so big, pink, sweet and — most of all for me — fun to eat. My Mother used to cut them in half and use a special knife to section them for me, and I lived for scooping out the sections with a spoon..

I loved the idea of trying this for my own family’s breakfast, but I wanted to kick it up a bit and came up with this recipe. Now that grapefruit are in season, I can buy tons of them at the farmers market for Kenya to enjoy every day. I add just a touch of agave or even some brown sugar and leave it for a few minutes under the broiler. This transforms regular grapefruit into a special morning treat — or even dessert!


Broiled Grapefruit

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Servings: 2
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 Ruby Red Grapefruit
  • 1 tablespoon Brown sugar OR 2 Tsp Agave Nectar


  • Turn on the broiler in your oven.
  • Cut grapefruit in half, crosswise.
  • Cut around the edge of the grapefruit and between the individual sections so the segments can be easily removed with a spoon.
  • Sprinkle the halves with brown sugar or drizzle with agave.
  • Cover a sheet tray with foil, place grapefruit on the tray.
  • Place in oven, 6 inches under the broiler, for 3-5 minutes or until the sugar/agave starts to bubble and caramelize.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool before serving.


Calories: 60kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

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