Jul 26, 2014
Humid and Partly Cloudy

Farmers Market Recipe: Broiled Grapefruit

Dessert stays sweet, but healthy, with this unique recipe.

Farmers Market Recipe: Broiled Grapefruit

It's perfectly normal to crave a little something sweet after dinner. Fresh citrus at the La Jolla Open Aire Market can pack a sweet punch without packing on the pounds.

Broiled grapefruit is somewhat reminiscent of creme brulee, minus the creme. It consists of juicy citrus, a crunchy topping and sweet-and-sour flavor.

Grapefruits are available at the market. Try out for the recipe below. The pretty pink citrus is known for high amounts of vitamin C, fiber, lycopene and is thought to boost metabolism.

Grapefruit has also been shown to help lower "bad" cholesterol (LDL), but people on certain medications for high blood pressure, high cholesterol and other ailments should be careful before consuming this tasty dessert.

Stock up on the pretty fruit and re-invent your dessert with this simple and delicious recipe.

Broiled Grapefruit Basics

  • Make sure your grapefruit is well-chilled. Consider popping it in the freezer 10-15 minutes before broiling.
  • Slice the fruit in half and cut the flesh all the way around the rim of the fruit; then cut the segments (just as if you’re digging into one like you normally would.)
  • Mix together 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1 Tbsp. melted butter (you will have enough for two grapefruits).
  • Sprinkle the sugar mixture on top of each grapefruit half and broil for about three minutes, until the sugar is bubbly.
  • Take it out, break it open and enjoy!

Don’t miss updates from Patch!