Monday, January 16, 2012

Grapefruit Brûlée

I was in the mood for something healthy but since it was Sunday, something a little bit decadent.  When I saw this recipe featured on Bon Appétit's website I couldn't stop thinking about it.  I enjoy eating grapefruit as a mid-morning snack, even more so since I recently bought myself a grapefruit spoon.  Grapefruit is also a super food, and this month we're all about the super foods!!

This old-school breakfast treat is delicious and smells heavenly.  I tried this first using splenda's brown sugar, but I think that regular sugar is worth the splurge!  IF I had a culinary kitchen torch, I would use that.  But who really has one of those?  Broiling worked great.  It doesn't though give that dark crystallized layer as in other brûlée type of things.  But overall I still think this would be an excellent yet surprising breakfast item to serve overnight guests.  I would serve this as the perfect dessert to a farm fresh egg white omelet!

serves 2

1 grapefruit, halved crosswise  
2 tbsp sugar (use raw sugar is you have it)


Preheat broiler. Place grapefruit, cut side down, on paper towels to dry for 5 minutes. Invert grapefruit and sprinkle 1 Tbsp. sugar evenly over exposed flesh of each grapefruit half.

Transfer grapefruit, cut side up, to a rimmed baking sheet lined with foil. Broil grapefruit, but watch it closely so it doesn't burn.  Broil until the sugar is melted, about 8 minutes. Let grapefruit cool before serving.  Bon Appétit!

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  1. This sounds yummy. I love grapefruit. When I was much younger I always put sugar on my grapefruit. Now I just eat it straight. I'm going to give this method a try. Sure it really sweetens the grapefruit. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks! It really does jazz up your regular grapefruit, a good once-in-awhile treat!

  3. I like to add cinnamon and a splash of agave.. then throw it in the microwave for 1 minute. DELISH.

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