No. 120: Broiled Grapefruit with Honey Yogurt and Granola

After I made some homemade granola, I was ready to up the ante for Sunday morning. I had never heard of broiling grapefruit, and was immediately intrigued by the idea.

Ingredients

1 grapefruit
2 tablespoons brown sugar (two tablespoons of sugar per grapefruit)
Sprinkle ground ginger
Sprinkle ground cinnamon
Dash of salt
Greek yogurt, for serving
Honey, for drizzling
Granola, for topping

To make

Preheat broiler.

Make the bases of your grapefruit halves flat so they don't wiggle around. Slice off about 1/4 inch of the peel on the base end and the stem end of each grapefruit. Then slice each grapefruit in half, parallel to your initial cuts.

Sliced

Place the grapefruit halves face-down on paper towels for about five minutes to absorb excess moisture.

Paper towels

In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar with a sprinkle of ginger and cinnamon and a dash of salt. On a rimmed baking sheet, place the grapefruit halves face up. Sprinkle each halve liberally with the sugar mixture, using about 1 tablespoon per halve.

Broil for 7 to 10 minutes, until the sugar is melted and turning a deep amber. Let the grapefruits cool for at least a few minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature with a big dollop of yogurt that is drizzled in honey and topped with a handful of granola.

The results

Make this tomorrow morning. I beg you. It's so delicious.

Final

First, adding ginger to the sugar is genius.

Second, the caramelization on top of the grapefruit balances out it's harsher characteristics, mellowing out any bitterness. I love plain grapefruit, but this is even better.

Third, pairing the fruit with sweetened yogurt and crunchy granola is a perfect marriage.

This would make a great brunch or wedding/baby shower dish. The only thing I would do differently is cut the little grapefruit sections beforehand. Getting the soft flesh out after baking was a bit difficult.

Here's to broiling grapefruit! Who knew?

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