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Brûléed Grapefruit

This Brûléed Grapefruit combines strong grapefruit flavor with hardened caramelized sugar for a delicious breakfast or light dessert! 

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Brûlée, fresh fruit, grapefruit
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 55 kcal


  • 2 grapefruits halved
  • 4 tablespoons brown or turbinado sugar


  1. Trim about 1/2 inch peel from the bottom of each grapefruit half so the fruit can sit steady on serving plate. 

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  2. Using a paring knife, cut the sections away from the membranes and pith sot hey are easy to spoon up. This step is optional, but allows for eating with greater ease!

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  3. Place grapefruit halves, cut side down, on paper towels to dry for a few minutes.

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  4. Put grapefruit back to flesh side up and sprinkle 1 tablespoon of brown or turbinado sugar evenly over grapefruit flesh. 

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  5. Using a kitchen torch, heat the sugar until melted and beginning to brown. If you don't have a kitchen torch you can also broil in oven for 5-8 minutes, watching closely, until melted and browned to your liking.

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  6. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Brûléed Grapefruit
Amount Per Serving
Calories 55 Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.1g0%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 101mg3%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 0.7g3%
Sugar 13.2g15%
Protein 0.4g1%
Calcium 15mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.