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!
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!