Broiled Grapefruit with Cinnamon Sugar

We admit it. The pairing of grapefruit and cinnamon does not immediately make sense. There was something about the tartness of the grapefruit and the distinct spice of the cinnamon — it just sounded dubious. But we have seen – or rather tasted – the light. This is such a simple way to add some warmth and freshness to your breakfast.

The warmth brings out all the juiciness of the grapefruit, and the tart flavor. Every bite has that juicy taste, along with a bit of sweetness from the sugar.

grapefruit broiled cinnamon

Serves two


1 large ruby grapefruit
2 tablespoons cinnamon sugar Blend


1. Heat the oven to broil. Cut the grapefruit in half across its equator. Use a sharp knife to carefully cut around the inside edge of the grapefruit half. Then make small, deep cuts next to each segment’s membrane, to loosen the fruit from the membrane. (If you have serrated grapefruit spoons, this step is less necessary.)

2. Sprinkle each half with cinnamon sugar and put in an oven-safe dish, sugar-side up. Broil for 15 minutes, or until the top turns quite brown and caramelized. Let cool for 5 minutes and eat while warm.

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2 thoughts on “Broiled Grapefruit with Cinnamon Sugar”

  1. deanna_alpher says:

    My Mother served this recipe many times. Mom died three years ago at 101 so the recipe has been around for a long time. To see it in print brought back many memories and was especially poignant for me near Mother’s Day.

    1. Grosvenor says:

      Aww, what a sweet memory. Happy Mother’s Day to you.

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