Broiled Grapefruit with Cinnamon Sugar


Grilled Grapefruit with Cinnamon Sugar

It's been a while since I posted a recipe here. The truth is, I haven't cooked as much recently as we travelled a lot, and when we were home I mostly relied on some of my staple recipes and quick dishes. Also I had the pleasure of hosting a Food Blogger Connect Potluck at my house last weekend and my lovely fellow bloggers cooked and brought some amazing dishes (I still have a lot of food in the freezer). Hence I haven't really had a chance to try any new and exciting recipes for my blog to share with you.

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However I stumbled upon a very interesting recipe for broiled grapefruit at The Kitchn last week and I had to give it a try. I was always the only one in my family who ate grapefruit. I love this bitter fruit and don't hesitate to experiment with it in different recipes. Broiling was a totally new concept which I have never tried before. It really changes the taste of the fruit and the cinnamon sugar add an interesting kick. It's a perfect breakfast full of vitamins on cold winter mornings.

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Broiled grapefruit with cinnamon sugar
Serves 1

1 red grapefruit
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp light brown sugar

1. Turn on the broiler. You should keep the oven door open a crack during broiling. Halve the grapefruit then run a sharp knife around the inside edge to loosen the flesh from the skin. Place the halves in an oven proof dish.

2. Mix the cinnamon with the sugar in a small bowl. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar over each grapefruit half and broil for 15-20 minutes until the sugar caramelised and the edges are brown (mine got burned a bit). Let it cool slightly and serve. Sprinkle some more sugar over the top if you want.



20 comments :

  1. Hmm, truly perfect for a winter morning! Loved the photograph right away when I saw it on Flickr. So different, so pretty! x

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  2. Nice toasty recipe. Perfect for winter. Welcome back!

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  3. Oh it looks pretty!Love the clicks..

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  4. That looks good! Will have to try soon.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  5. This is a dish we turn to many mornings, especially since we're drowning in grapefruits here in south Texas. A drizzle of honey in place of the brown sugar is a nice variation as well.

    Cheers,

    *Heather*

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  6. Wow, what a way to start a day!! Love the rustic photographs too!!

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  7. Nice! something really " different "; I always loved grapefruit but never thought I could eat them this way - Photos are really well done, love the close up one the most
    Dario

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  8. Amazing! I just added grapefruits to my grocery list!

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  9. This sounds so delicious, I love cinnamon with anything, so this is right up my alley!

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  10. What a great idea to prepare grapefruit like that! I am a fan of grapefruit too, always have been and this just sounds wonderful.

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  11. Wow! What an amazing idea! I have to ask though... is it at all bitter? Or does the bitterness go away when it's baked?

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  12. Beautiful gorgeous blog... my first time here and will be following you. This looks delicious too!

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  13. Just got to your blog through twitter. What a beautiful blog u have here :) love the pictures. And ike many people I dont really like grapefruit. But adding cinnamon sugar and broiling, that would totally be something else right?

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  14. This is such an interesting idea. I love how they photographed. I think it might be shocking to pair these with a creamy accent. Maybe a creamy sweet mascarpone mixture. But there's always yogurt.

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  15. This look exotic, Sari. First time to this lovely space and I am hooked by the beautiful pictures out here. Hope to come here often for more of such visual and gastronomical treats. Best wishes.

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  16. Wow, this is totally unique. I love what you did with those grapefruits and your photos are lovely!

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  17. After seeing this, I would think this is the only way to eat a grapefruit. Your photographs make everything beautiful.

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  18. Thanks all for the comments!

    @DiAnais - the fruit is actually still bitter but the sugar and cinnamon compensate for the bitterness quite well.

    @Karen from Globetrotter Diaries - Hi Karen, thank you and welcome!

    @Kulsum@JourneyKitchen - I think it's def worth trying. :)

    @veggietestkitchen - Mmm, i like your idea. I need to give it a try next time!

    @Sanjeeta kk - thank you and welcome to my blog! Hope to see you here again. :)

    @Soma - broiling grapefruit def introduced me to a new dimension of this fruit, I love it.

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  19. This looks amazing! Grapefruits are my absolute favourite:) I've gotta try this!

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