Growing up, broiled grapefruit was one of my favorite things to eat for breakfast. My brother and I sold grapefruit, oranges, and clementines to fundraise for school trips and my parents always bought plenty.
Instead of eating plain grapefruit, my family loved popping the bright pink citrus in the broiler with brown sugar on top to add a little sweetness to the grapefruit’s tart flavor.
For this Broiled Grapefruit with Cinnamon Brown Sugar, slice two large grapefruits in half. Remove all of the grapefruit’s seeds with a paring knife and cut a small slice from the bottom of each grapefruit half to prevent them from rocking side to side while cooking.
We sprinkled a mixture of brown sugar and cinnamon on top of each half and dotted them with butter before sliding them into the Easy Reach Toaster Oven. If you don’t have a toaster oven, use your oven’s broiler instead.
Broil the grapefruit halves for 6 to 7 minutes until the sugar is hot and bubbly. Serve with a dollop of yogurt and a little granola on top. Pour yourself a steaming cup of coffee, grab the paper, and enjoy this simple but flavorful breakfast.