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Caramelized Grapefruit

Oh heck yes. I don’t know if this is the next big fad or what but I have seen this done on food blogs like 12 times since this morning. I had to give it a whirl. I had some leftover grapefruit from my tarts…see following post…and didn’t want them to go to waste. I love grapefruit but wasn’t totally sold on the warm grapefruit kick sweeping the nation. Ok well, now I am. It was heavenly. Cheap. Sweet. Tart. Gooey. Healthy. Quick.

A couple of years ago I purchased a box of Sugar in the Raw at the grocery store because I thought it looked really rad and rustic, which it did, but have yet to actually find a use for it. Ok, it has rimmed a few cocktail glasses but big whoop. The recipients probably didn’t even notice.

This has to be the easiest dessert EVER to make.

Turn broiler on.

Cut grapefruit in half.

Sprinkle with sugar (I used Sugar in the Raw).

Broil until caramelized and yummy. I placed the fruit right on the rack but you can use a cookie sheet if you prefer.

That’s all she wrote people. Give it a whirl tonight. Grapefruit is definitely in season right now and juicier than ever. What a pity not to spend $.47 and 3 minutes.

Monday, March 29, 2010 - 8:41 pm

michelle - So excited to try this out! Thanks Cris!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 10:39 am

Hollan - Ooooh! Yummy! Of course Matt says he can do this with his butane torch from work instead of the trusty old oven. I think I’ll let him try for fun. Looks delish. How did the tarts come out?

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 8:42 pm

Tiffany - This was my dessert tonight. I’m not huge on grapefruit, but with a dollop of Cool Whip on the side, it was pretty darn yummy.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 10:34 am

Crissie McDowell - I’m so glad you liked it Tiffany! I had it again last night…a double order.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 3:24 pm

Lindzee - this sounds spectacular!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 3:52 pm

Crissie McDowell - Oh Lindz, it is! I took Hollan’s suggestion and used my torch last night. Even WAYYYY better. The top was bruleed and the inside was still cold. Heaven.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 8:27 pm

Kathy - As how you described it, this is something that I can make easily but I am sure that kids and adults will definitely like this. I am going to make this and have my friends and mom have a taste of it. My mom loves grapefruits and I am excited to give her a twist of this fruit! Thank you for sharing this one to us!

Friday, April 2, 2010 - 6:47 am

Vae - Raw sugar, I use it in place of white when texture is not as important and you want a nice molasses flavour, banana bread, carrot cake, heavier baked things usually. Also I use raw sugar in my tea and coffee rather than white.

Friday, April 2, 2010 - 7:30 am

Crissie McDowell - Oh! thank you so much Vae! I will have to try that.

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