As a dietitian, you might think my diet gets an A+ all of the time.
So not true.
Especially when it comes to fruit.
I know I’m supposed to love it and eat it all the time, but in all honesty, I don’t.
It’s not because I don’t like it. It’s because I’m so temperamental about it- it has to be the perfect ripeness, the right texture, the optimal season.
Basically I’m just picky.
But one way I always love fruit, even the imperfect pieces, is grilled. Grilled pineapples, grilled plums, grilled peaches… even bananas!
It may be an abnormally warm winter, but it’s still not grill season this days. When that’s the case, I turn to the next best thing: the broiler.
Broiling fruit is great for fruit that doesn’t sit on the grill well, plus it’s super fast- perfect for sneaking in while taking care of a newborn.
The perfect candidate: grapefruit!
A little cinnamon. A little vanilla. A little sugar.
A few minutes under the broiler and you have a dessert or snack that tastes like it took a lot of preparation. It’ll be our little secret how easy it was.
Tart, tangy grapefruit dressed up with a thin layer of caramelized sugar and spices. So good. So easy. Spice it up even more with a sprinkle of cumin.
Broiled Grapefruit with Caramelized Cinnamon Sugar
- 2 grapefruit
- 1 Tbsp demerara sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
Slice grapefruit in half. Using a small knife, cut between grapefruit wedges to make for easy eating later.
Combine sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla.
Sprinkle on grapefruit halves.
Place grapefruit on baking sheet and broil for 2-3 minutes on high or until sugar starts to bubble or brown.