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Warm Grapefruit with Ginger-Sugar

Sweetly broiled grapefruit is a specialty at my bed-and-breakfast. In addition to serving it at breakfast or brunch, it also makes a fabulous light snack or dessert. —Stephanie Levy, Lansing, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1 large red grapefruit
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons chopped crystallized ginger
  • 2 teaspoons sugar


  • Preheat broiler. Cut grapefruit crosswise in half. With a small knife, cut around the membrane in the center of each half and discard. Cut around each section to loosen fruit. Place on a baking sheet, cut side up.
  • Mix ginger and sugar; sprinkle over fruit. Broil 4 in. from heat until sugar is melted, about 4 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 grapefruit: 85 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 3mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1/2 starch.
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  • ReneeMurby
    Jan 23, 2021

    This was surprisingly delicious. I was definitely skeptical of broiling a grapefruit but It seems to release even more of the lovely juices and since I am a huge fan of crystallized ginger this was a big hit for me.