Broiled Grapefruit: Super Easy Dessert Recipe

Have you ever tried broiled grapefruit? I have a few days ago.

Up until recently, I’d just cut it and eat it straight from the bowl. Turns out, broiled grapefruit is delightful!

Broiling brings out the sweetness and tampers the acidity of the grapefruit. It’s a wonderfully sweet and delectable addition to any meal or dessert.

It can easily be modified to use many different fruits such as peaches, apricots, or pineapple.

I strongly suggest cutting sections prior to broiling. Otherwise, you’ll have a very sticky mess on your hands!

Broiled Grapefruit Recipe

Broiled Grapefruit: Easy Dessert Recipe

Broiled Grapefruit: Easy Dessert Recipe


  • 2 grapefruit, cut in half
  • 1 banana or other sweet fruit (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons (or to taste) brown sugar (stevia or agave syrup will work too)
  • a dash of cinnamon (pumpkin spice, nutmeg, or ginger powder)


  1. Preheat your oven's broiler.
  2. Cut the grapefruits in half and place them cut sides up, onto a baking sheet. Use a small serrated knife to cut out the sections in the halves.
  3. Slice banana and place the slices on top of the grapefruit halves.
  4. Sprinkle brown sugar over grapefruit sections, using more or less as desired.
  5. Broil for 4 to 6 minutes, until sugar is starting to turn brown.
  6. Let cool for a few minutes before eating warm.

To make it easy to eat the grapefruit, use a serrated knife to slice the segments and then all around the outside (see instructions here). It will make it easier to eat. They also make grapefruit spoons.

If you aren’t into adding sweetener, then just broil the grapefruits without any sugar. If you’re OK with adding a little sweetener, then use whatever you have in your pantry – regular sugar, brown sugar, agave or maple syrup, or stevia.

broiled grapefruit

These would be a great dessert to impress your guests – even at those who come unexpectedly – because they look pretty and take under under 10 minutes to prepare.





Just like regular grapefruits, these are great anytime – breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, dessert.


I’d never think about broiling a grapefruit, until I found this inspiration. When I saw the amazing pictures on that site, I knew I had to try it.

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