Bruleed Grapefruit with Maple Cream

Bruleed Grapefruit with Maple Cream

You can’t beat a fresh, vibrant, fragrant and juicy pink grapefruit. That being said, people probably thought you couldn’t beat a marshmallow until they toasted it – which, essentially is what we’re doing here. With just a sprinkle of sugar and a burst of flames, the familiar (and sometimes polarizing) citrus fruit becomes a dessert no one could pass up.

My favorite recipes are those that would work as well for breakfast as they would dessert, and this is most definitely of that sort. Or what about a holiday brunch? The color would draw them in and the flavor would make them come back for more. So tasty no one thinks it could be healthy? That’s the goal!

Bruleed Grapefruit with Maple Cream

Serves 4

2 Pink Grapefruit

2 tsp. sugar

pinch kosher salt

½ c. nonfat plain Greek yogurt

2 tbsp. maple syrup

1. Preheat oven to broil. Make sure oven rack is in the topmost setting.

2. Line a baking sheet with foil. Trim stem end of grapefruit skin so that halves will sit flat. Cut grapefruits in half, horizontally.

3.Using a pairing knife, slice around the outer edge and then loosen each segment by slicing on either side of each membrane.

4. Place grapefruit halves, cut side down, on a folded paper towel for five minutes.

5. Place grapefuit halves, cut side up, on prepared baking sheet. Divide sugar between the four halves.


6. Place under broiler and cook, door ajar, for about five minutes. Watch closely. Remove when sugar is bubbling and fruit is golden.

7. Meanwhile, mix yogurt with maple syrup in a small bowl.

8. Let fruit sit for several minutes, then plate and serve with the maple cream.



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