Broiled Grapefruit Brûlée

Turn grapefruit into something indulgent and delicious with our Broiled Grapefruit Brûlée. This is the perfect way to add some immune-boosting vitamin C to your plate!

Have you ever sprinkled a little white sugar on your grapefruit to offset some of the sour flavor? This broiled grapefruit recipe will take your grapefruit to the next level. By dipping a grapefruit into brown sugar and then broiling it, you will create the most amazing caramelized topping.

How Much Vitamin C Is In A Grapefruit 

Like many fruits, grapefruit is packed with antioxidants, fiber, and vitamins. Half of a medium grapefruit contains more than 50% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin C! It also contains about one-third of your daily intake of vitamin A, and smaller amounts of potassium and B vitamins. Start your day with this caramelized grapefruit to boost your immune system. 

Health Benefits of Vitamin C in Grapefruit

Grapefruits are high in vitamin C and other antioxidants. Vitamin C is especially important for collagen formation. Collagen is a protein in our skin, bones, and wounds. Eating plenty of vitamin C in your diet will help support your bones, skin, immune system, and it can help reduce inflammation. Try this Broiled Grapefruit Brûlée for a delicious serving of vitamin C.

What You Need To Make Our Broiled Grapefruit Brûlée

  • Grapefruit
  • Brown sugar

How To Make Broiled Grapefruit

Begin by heating your broiler on high. Slice ¼ inch from the end of the grapefruit to help it sit flat, and then slice it in half. Allow the grapefruit to rest face down on a paper towel for about 10 minutes to help them dry. Then tap the grapefruits face down onto a plate sprinkled with brown sugar. Once they are well coated with sugar, set them face up on a baking sheet. Broil for about 8 minutes. Enjoy!

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Turn grapefruit into something indulgent and delicious with our Broiled Grapefruit Brûlée.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Servings 6 servings
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian


  • Baking sheet


  • 3 ruby red grapefruits
  • ½ cup brown sugar


  • Heat the broiler to high (or alternatively, use a kitchen torch).
  • Prepare the grapefruit by cutting the top and bottom rind to create a flat surface (removing about ¼ inch from the top and bottom of the grapefruit).
  • Cut the grapefruits in half and place them face down on a layer of paper towels to draw excess moisture from the surface (this will allow the sugar to adhere to the citrus during cooking). Allow them to sit for 5-10 minutes.
  • Line a sheet tray with foil.
  • Pour the sugar into a small plate and dip the tops of the grapefruit into the sugar until evenly coated.
  • Place the grapefruits on the tray and broil for 8 minutes or until caramelized (make sure to check them early as sugar will burn quickly). Alternatively, use a kitchen torch to caramelize the sugar, making small circular motions to evenly brown the surface.
  • Serve warm with a grapefruit knife or spoon.
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