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broiled grapefruit brulee fully mediterranean
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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