Grapefruit, fresh or broiled?

Mālama Mama's Broiled Grapefruit

Most of America will turn to a heaping scoop of sugar when having a grapefruit for breakfast. Doing this masks the fruit’s natural tang and acidity but have you ever broiled a grapefruit? Broiling your grapefruit can turn this into a sweet treat without adding artificial sweeteners.

Instead of smothering the health benefits with a flood of refined sugar, this recipe uses a naturally sweet topping to balance out the citrusy sourness of the grapefruit. Broiling grapefruit for just a few minutes gets it just a little bit caramelized and adding a drizzle of honey can satisfy that sweet tooth without sending the sugar content into the stratosphere.

You can leave out the honey if you enjoy that hint of bitter with your sweet, but even with the sweetener, this is a very low-sugar way to enjoy this underrated fruit.

Mālama Mama's Broiled Grapefruit
Mālama Mama's Broiled Grapefruit

broiled grapefruit

  1. Preheat your oven’s broiler.

  2. While your oven is preheating, cut your grapefruit(s) in half and also cut along the border and at least one side of each slice. After you broil it the membranes of the fruit gets really soft so if you don’t do a little cutting it’s hard to get in there.

  3. Place prepped fruit face side up on a baking sheet lined with partchment paper and broil for 5-10 minutes. Serve and enjoy warm!

All ovens are different so know your broiler and keep an eye on it