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Baked Grapefruit



  • 1/2 large grapefruit per person
  •   Butter
  •   Dark brown sugar
  •   Ground cinnamon (optional)


Baked Grapefruit takes, as I like to tell my guests, “something that is really healthy for you and something a lot of people do NOT like and makes it into ‘squeeze the last drops of juice out of it and slurp it from the bowl’ good!”

Here is how you make it…

One-half large grapefruit per person
Dark brown sugar
Ground cinnamon (optional)

Preheat a slow oven (275 F).
Melt approximately one tablespoon of butter (that’s real butter, folks!) per grapefruit.
Cut a large grapefruit in half widthwise and section it (with a very sharp knife cut inside each membrane to free up each section of fruit. I also cut the middle core out).
With a pastry brush, brush on the melted butter liberally on each grapefruit half.
Sprinkle approximately one tablespoon of dark brown sugar on each half, spreading it around so it evenly covers the entire face of the grapefruit.
LIGHTLY dust with a little cinnamon if you wish (optional).

Put in oven-safe dish.
Place on the top rack of your preheated oven for 15 to 25 minutes.
Just before serving, turn on Broiler for one to two minutes. KEEP A CLOSE WATCH! You want the top to crisp up a little, not to burn up a lot!!!

*Put your hot grapefruit in a bowl and garnish with a whole or half strawberry or fill the center hole with berries or red grapes.

Now sit back and wait for even your “grapefruit haters” to tell you how good this is!