Broiled grapefruit

broiled grapefruit with coconut recipe

broiled grapefruit

There are a lot of foods that I thought were absolutely revolting¬†when I was little- grapefruit was certainly one them. ¬†Just like with many other things in life, that tangy and bitter taste of grapefruit is something that I’ve grown to appreciate as I got older. :)


Usually when I think of serving warm citrus fruit, I think of a cold, autumn day. Not that I needed an excuse to have warm grapefruit, but for the last couple of days the weather has been extremely gloomy and the on and off rain really did make me believe for a second that it was indeed fall time.

I had this broiled grapefruit for lunch and it definitely satisfied my “I want something to eat, but not quite sure what” craving. I think that warm grapefruit is much easier to eat (pre-cutting it also helps with scooping it out) and that caramelized coconut sugar and warm cinnamon mixed with nutmeg add just enough of that spiced-sweet flavor to its natural tanginess. If you never tried eating your grapefruit like that yet, you need to give it a go.

broiled grapefruit with sugar

What you’ll need:

2TBS coconut palm sugar (can be substituted with brown sugar)
1tsp cinnamon
1/4tsp nutmeg
1tsp agave nectar (optional)
unsweetened coconut flakes (optional)

1. Cut your grapefruit in half, through the middle and not the stem end.
2.Using a small, sharp knife, cut the grapefruit around the rind, to gently separate it from it. Do the same thing inside the fruit: gently cut the segments to separate them, making sure that you don’t cut it all the way through.
3. Sprinkle each grapefruit half with cinnamon, nutmeg and coconut sugar. If using, finish off with some agave nectar and let broil for 4-5 minutes, or until the sugar caramelizes.
4. Let it sit for a minute so that it cools off a little and top off with unsweetened coconut flakes, if using. Serve warm.

broiled grapefruit with coconut recipe


  • Reply
    Brenda BusyBee
    June 17, 2015 at 7:18 am

    I never even know you could have grapefruit like this, never mind having tried it! It does look super delicious though so I will definitely be giving it a try. I like grapefruits anyway, but this adds a great twist to it :) x

    Brenda BusyBee

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      June 18, 2015 at 7:42 pm

      Thanks Brenda! :)

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    Sophie Sierra
    June 17, 2015 at 7:31 am

    Ahh this looks so blissful! Broiled grapefruit looks so tasty and moreish. Another innovative recipe that’s so stunning and summery Paula! Recipe QUEEN! As always such beautiful, sensational photography, loving all the bright orange hues. What delicious summer inspo! Saying that I can imagine it’s tailor made for Autumn too, and can definitely see why it’s a recipe you associate more with colder days. A sure fire way to brighten up the gloom! :)

    I wish I could get past the cirtus-y sharp aftertaste as this looks beyond gorgeous! Funny, I can eat lemons raw and not wince once, but when it comes to grapefruit (even juice) I struggle hehe. The caramelized coconut sugar sounds so delicious, it anything can spur me to try grapefruit that will be it! Love, love, love! <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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      June 18, 2015 at 7:43 pm

      Aww thanks so much Soph!! I used to hate grapefruit too haha but it definitely grew on me over time! ;) <3

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    June 17, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    I actually quite like grapefruits but had never thought of broiling them!? It looks amazing and I will definitely be trying it out asap :D thanks for sharing x

    Beauty with charm

    • Reply
      June 18, 2015 at 7:43 pm

      Thanks Alina! ;)

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    June 21, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    This look delicious! I want to try it out now, i’ve never thought of broiling a grapefruit! Amazing idea, hope it tastes at least half as good as it looks!:)

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    August 5, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    Wow, that literally looks beautiful! I’m definitely trying this! x

    Emily // Lynde Avenue

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    October 22, 2015 at 11:49 am

    this looks so good! you have me craving it!!

    love the blog too girl! if you get the chance, I would love for you to check out my blog and let me know what you think! (maybe even follow, no pressure though!)

    love, rach.

    So, hi.

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    Adaleta Avdic
    December 19, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    This looks so interesting. I have NEVER heard of broiled grapefruit and while I do like grapefruit, I find myself revolted after a bite or two! xx,

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