• 1 grapefruit
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar per half (more or less to taste)
  • Other topping options: yogurt (Greek is good), granola, fresh berries

I was at the gym the other day and heard a little news blurb that roasted grapefruit was a delicious breakfast or a great alternative to dessert.  I didn’t hear anything about how they recommended to cook it, so I decided to wing it and it turned out great!  I like grapefruit, but it’s not something I pick up in the produce section very often… but I’m thinking it will be a weekly purchase now!  This yummy citrus treat made me think of Casey basking chasing her adorable little boys around in the warm Florida sunshine! Anyhow, my hubby and daughter loved it, too!  Cutting around the membranes to loosen up the sections of grapefruit and then a light sprinkling of brown sugar on top allowed the sugar to get into all the little crevices.  Seriously, give this a try… it will surprise you!  You can add a little granula, yogurt, and fresh berries on top to add to the deliciousness, but it’s amazing as is!


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Slice grapefruit in half and place on a baking sheet.  If you’re having trouble with the halves rolling around, you can cut a very thin slice off of the rounded bottoms to keep them level, or arrange some aluminum foil around them to hold them steady.  Run a sharp knife all the way around the grapefruit between the fruit and the rind and separate between the membranes of each section.  Sprinkle a small amount of brown sugar over each half and roast in oven for about 5 minutes.  Then, if you want to use granola you can sprinkle that on now or save it for when it’s out of the oven.  Turn your oven setting to broil and allow your grapefruit to lightly bubble/brown/darken on top.  Each oven is different, but this doesn’t take long so keep an eye on it!  Remove from oven and place each half in a small bowl.  Add any other desired toppings and serve with a spoon.