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Benefits of Grapefruit - Broiled Grapefruit Dessert Recipe – Delicious, Easy Almond Flavored Grapefruit Recipe

Updated on August 11, 2010

I remember my parents trying to get me to eat grapefruit growing up for breakfast. I simply did not like it! This recipe will make you want to try eating grapefruit again and if you’re already a grapefruit fan, you’ll definitely love it!

The benefits of grapefruits are many, here are just a few of them:

  • Grapefruits can help you recover from colds faster - lots of Vitamin C!
  • Grapefruits can help your eyesight – lots of Lycopene!
  • Grapefruits can help you lose weight – it has been proven that the smell of grapefruits can reduce the feeling of hunger and are also full of fiber to keep you feeling fuller, longer!
  • Grapefruits can help naturally regulate your blood pressure – each piece of fruit has about 250 mg of potassium!

With health benefits like that, who couldn’t help but love grapefruit?

Broiled Grapefruit Recipe

This grapefruit recipe is really tasty and satisfying. Even for someone like me, who doesn’t particularly care for grapefruit plain. I will occasionally eat it cold with Splenda, but I prefer this recipe either for breakfast, for a snack or even for a fairly healthy dessert! Note: I haven’t tried it with Splenda, I’m not sure if it’d broil properly.

Anyways, whether you’re looking for a VERY easy recipe to impress your guests at your next dinner party or are looking for a tasty breakfast/snack or dessert option, definitely give this grapefruit recipe a try!


  • Ripe Grapefruit
  • Brown Sugar
  • Almond Extract


1.) Turn your oven onto the broil setting.

2.) Wash grapefruit, dry and cut in half (lengthwise).

3.) Use a knife to slice the fruit away from the rind so it will be easier to eat, once cooked. Leave it in the rind (or take it out) for a fun presentation.

4.) Layer a metal cooking tray or cookie sheet with tinfoil for easy clean-up.

5.) In a separate small bowl, mix about 1/14-1/2 cup of brown sugar with several drops of almond extract. (Use as much or as little sugar as you want; I like it sweet!)

6.) Take sugar mixture and pat it on top of each halved grapefruit.

7.) Once your broiler is fully heated, place under the broil for two minutes or a little longer; just until the sugar gets bubbly. (By the time it browns, you’ve got some burnt sugar on your hands…)

8.) Remove (careful, they’re hot!) and enjoy!

The warm grapefruit, mixed with brown sugar and a bit of almond extract is a very delicious and fairly healthy treat.

hope you take advantage of the many benefits of grapefruit and enjoy this broiled grapefruit recipe!

Preparation Notes:

  • Some may find it difficult to eat out of the rind, even if you run a knife around the edges first. For this, I would suggest peeling the grapefruit and immersing the wedges in your sugar mix and then broiling in a greased pan for about the same amount of time.
  • If you really love the almond flavor, put a few drops (two to three) on the fruit before layering on the almond brown sugar mixture. Be careful, though, as using too much almond extract can taste the opposite of sweet and doesn’t taste that great.

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      Fruitfulvine2 8 years ago

      Interesting recipe. Never heard of heating grapefruit.

    • girly_girl09 profile image

      girly_girl09 8 years ago from United States

      I really love it. :) I also find that using vanilla extract is better than nothing (if you don't have almond extract.)

    • lafenty profile image

      lafenty 8 years ago from California

      I love grapefruit. I will definately try this out. Sounds delicious.

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      Singular Investor 8 years ago from Oxford

      Nice hub. I'm convinced ! But lazy - so I'll stick with the grapefruit 'au naturel' - with sugar.