Ginger and Brown Sugar Broiled Grapefruit

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on December 28, 2017

If you love grapefruit, you need to try a broiled grapefruit!  With a sprinkle of ginger and brown sugar and just a few minutes under the broiler, you will love this healthy breakfast treat!

Ginger and Brown Sugar Broiled Grapefruit

Just a quick post for you today!  Hope all are having a wonderful holiday season.  I don’t know about you but I’m so ready to get back into a healthy routine.  Get these sugar cookies out of here 🙂  I’ll gladly trade them for one of these broiled grapefruits.  No joke, if you’ve never tried broiling your grapefruit before, do it next time you have a grapefruit!

Of course you don’t have to add any spices, but I enjoy a pinch of ground ginger, or even a pinch of cinnamon like the grapefruit in the background.  A tiny amount of grated fresh ginger is an amazing, and spicy addition.  But something sweet is the only requirement for broiling a grapefruit.  Brown sugar is obviously lovely, but I’ve used honey before and I’ve heard maple syrup is wonderful as well.  If you’re looking to shake up your breakfast grapefruit routine or just try something completely new, I hope you’ll give this a try!


Ginger and Brown Sugar Broiled Grapefruit

Ginger and Brown Sugar Broiled Grapefruit
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Course: Breakfast
  • 1 grapefruit
  • A sprinkle of ground ginger
  • 1-2 teaspoons brown sugar
  1. Preheat broiler and prepare a baking sheet by lining with foil.

  2. Cut grapefruit in half and carefully slice each segment out and around the outside with a serrated knife for easy scooping once the grapefruit is done broiling.  Place on baking sheet and sprinkle with ground ginger and brown sugar.  If the grapefruit doesn't sit evenly a toothpick placed underneath can help even it out.

  3. Place under the broiler for 3-7 minutes until the sugar is bubbly and maybe even starting to brown.  How long the grapefruit needs to broil depends on how close to the broiler and how hot it is, so watch carefully.  If desired, add a tiny pinch of salt to the top and enjoy while still warm.

Ginger and Brown Sugar Broiled Grapefruit



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1 Jules Shepard September 10, 2019 at 13:33

Well this looks like grapefruit I could LOVE! I’ve pinned for later!


2 Charlotte Moore December 29, 2017 at 04:15

I would never ever thought of this. I can see my husband liking this. I have never cared for grapefruit very much.

Hope you and your family have a Healthy, Happy 2018.


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