Citrus is in season. I am convinced limes, lemons, tangerines, oranges and grapefruits are nature’s way of bringing a little color and sunshine into the lives of people that have to endure a long, cold winter. So today I share a warm twist on a fruit that is usually served cold: Grapefruit Brulée and Broiled Grapefruit with Mint!
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Grapefruit Brûlée and Broiled Grapefruit with Mint


How To Make Grapefruit Brulée and Broiled Grapefruit with Mint

A good, juicy pink grapefruit is perfection as is, but sometimes when I want to spruce it up a bit I sprinkle it with super fine sugar and use a brûlée torch to make grapefruit brûlée. Just like creme brûlée the melted sugar becomes shiny and glasslike and needs to be cracked with a spoon to eat! So easy, lovely and elegant, serve on a beautiful serving board and it’s perfect for a weekend brunch.


Grapefruit Brûlée and Broiled Grapefruit with Mint


Another lovely and unique way to serve grapefruit is to sprinkle with sugar, place under the broiler and serve warm sprinkled with mint!

Grapefruit Brûlée and Broiled Grapefruit with Mint

Grapefruit Brûlée and Broiled Grapefruit with Mint

The Recipes: Grapefruit Brûlée and Broiled Grapefruit with Mint

You will need: a grapefruit knife,brûlée torch and super fine sugar. My beautiful wood and marble serving board is a favorite! (affiliate links)

Grapefruit Brulée and Broiled Grapefruit with Mint!
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Two delicious twists on an already delicious fruit!

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Keyword: broiled grapefruit, grapefruit brulee
Grapefruit Brulée
  • 1 Pink grapefruit (cold), cut in half
  • 1 Tablespoon Super fine sugar (baker's sugar)
Broiled Grapefruit with Mint
  • 1 Pink grapefruit (cold), cut in half
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar (your choice, white or brown)
  • 4 mint leaves for garnish, chopped
Grapefruit Brulée
  1. Cut ends of grapefruit off so fruit will lay flat without rolling around, then cut grapefruit in half, removes seeds and use a grapefruit knife to cut around grapefruit sections. Sprinkle generously with superfine sugar.Hold brulee torch about 3" from fruit making small circles till sugar melts and bubbles. When sugar bubbles and turns a little golden move to a new area. When all the sugar is melted, allow to cool until sugar becomes hard, like glass.Serve cold

For Broiled Grapefruit with Mint:
  1. Turn oven to broil and place rack about 8" from heating element. Cut the ends off grapefruit (so it sits flat without rolling around) and then cut in half. Remove seeds and use a grapefruit knife with section grapefruit. Place grapefruit on a parchment covered cookie sheet and sprinkle with sugar. Place in oven. When sugar melts and bubbles, remove from oven. Garnish with fresh mint. Serve warm.



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