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Grapefruit Brulée

This incredibly simple recipe for bruléed grapefruit is a fun way to liven up a brunch menu with the same technique as crème brulée. Food blogger Jenna Weber shares pairing options for grapefruit in a full post on the Fresh Tastes blog.


Yield: 2 servings


  • 1 large red grapefruit
  • 1 ½ - 2 tbsp white sugar (preferable “raw” sugar if you have it)


  1. Turn your broiler on high.
  2. Slice the grapefruit in half and blot heavily with a paper towel to absorb any dripping juice.
  3. Sprinkle sugar on both halves and broil for about six minutes, or until sugar begins to caramelize. If you have a small kitchen blow torch, you could alternately use that for best results.
  4. Remove caramelized grapefruits from the broiler and let cool slightly before serving.
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