Broiled grapefruit

A really quick and easy recipe, broiled grapefruit is delicious served hot, on a chilly day, or even cold, on a lazy summery day. The hot caramelized topping gives a superb taste to this fruit, which combines perfectly with the melted brown sugar. All you need to do is to broil it until the sugar begins to bubble and caramelize a little, melting into the tangy grapefruit beneath; just be sure the fruits are well chilled to produce the best results. Broiled grapefruit is the perfect way to sweeten up your morning, plus it couldn’t be easier to make, considering that all you really need to do is to sprinkle half a grapefruit with a little brown sugar and place it under the broiler for a few minutes. This dessert acn be compared to crème brûlée, only here the hot caramelized topping gives way to cool, tart-sweet segments of citrus fruit instead of chilled custard. Try a nice broiled grapefruit and you will start loving your brakfast even more, from now on!

INGREDIENTSbroiled grapefruit
1 large grapefruits, well chilled
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

DIRECTIONS
First thing, preheat the broiler. Now cut the grapefruit in halves, crosswise, and cut a thin slice off the bottom of each half, so that the grapefruit will stand without rolling over. Take a sharp knife and carefully loosen the grapefruit segments in each half by first cutting between the fruit and the peel and then by cutting along either side of each segment to free it from the membrane.

Place the grapefruit halves on a baking dish. Take bowl and stir together the butter, cinnamon and brown sugar. With your fingers, sprinkle the sugar mixture evenly over the grapefruit halves. Place them under the broiler and broil the grapefruit until the sugar is all bubbly, which should take about 2 or 3 minutes. Once the broiled grapefruit halves are ready, serve them immediately.

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