Broiled Grapefruit

  • Serves

    serves 4


This classic brunch item tastes the best when prepared with sweet red grapefruit, preferably ruby red.


  • 2 maraschino cherries, stemmed, and pitted
  • 2 red grapefruits, halved
  • 4-8 Tbsp. light muscavado sugar


Step 1

Set an oven rack 4" from broiler; preheat. Halve cherries, set aside. Trim the ends of grapefruits so that they sit flat when upright; transfer to a baking sheet, cut side up.

Step 2

Run a knife around edges and between sections of grapefruit to loosen. Sprinkle each half with 1–2 tbsp. sugar; place 1 cherry half, rounded side up, in the middle of each grapefruit. Broil until bubbling with caramelized sugar, 5–6 minutes.

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