One night, I was craving something sweet. Like I do every night. But I was too lazy to go to the store. Then I remembered seeing this online... so I thought I'd give it a shot. And thus, the broiled grapefruit was born.
I LOVE grapefruit, but I did not think it would be good warm. But what can I say, I was desperate for a dessert! In case you were wondering, it doesn't spoil the freshness of the grapefruit. The bittersweet flavor is, dare I say, even better when warm! And the top caramelizes into gooey goodness. And the juicy sweetness tastes like heaven... You just have to try it.
What you need:
- brown sugar
- a pinch of cinnamon
- a pinch of nutmeg
- a pinch of dried ginger
First, turn your oven on broil and make sure one of the racks is as close to the broiler as possible. Then cut your grapefruit(s) in half. Cut around the rind and each section like normal. Resist eating it. Place the halved grapefruit in a baking dish. If it rolls around, you may need to cut the peel on the bottom to create a flat surface.
Second, melt the butter. Stir in all the sugar and spice and... you get it. I just eyeballed the amounts. If you want exact measurements, I'm sure you can probably find a recipe online.
Third, spread the mixture over the top of the grapefruit. Slip it into the oven (close to the broiler) and wait for the top to get bubbly and start to caramelize. About 3 minutes.
Finally, let them cool (but not too much!) and take your first bite. Shockingly good.