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Boozy Broiled Grapefruit

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 2

This twist on a simple breakfast staple can be eaten as a healthier dessert, or a fun addition to brunch! MORE + LESS -

The Food in My Beard
November 3, 2014


tablespoons peach liqueur
cup sugar


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  • 1
    If necessary, cut a small amount off of the grapefruit ends so the halves can stand upright under the broiler. Be careful to only cut only the very tip and not break through the white inner pith.
  • 2
    Cut the grapefruit in half. With a fork, gently poke the grapefruit. This will allow the liqueur to absorb better later. Use a pairing knife to go around the edge of the grapefruit so the segments come out better later.
  • 3
    Turn each grapefruit half upside down so a little of the juice drains out. Set the juice aside for a separate use, or drink it right away.
  • 4
    Carefully pour a tablespoon of the liqueur into each grapefruit. Do this slowly so it absorbs and doesn't just spill off the fruit and onto the counter.
  • 5
    Top with the sugar in an even layer. Place grapefruit halves onto a baking sheet and broil for about 3-5 minutes until the sugar is hardened and light brown.

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More About This Recipe
  • Ever eat broiled grapefruit and wonder how it's made? We'll show you how – plus a little secret to make it extra special!

    Broiled grapefruit is a huge trend among bloggers and a nice twist on everyone's favorite breakfast treat. 

    But it’s kind of...boring.

    I love grapefruit – especially the cool, refreshing qualities of it. When you add sugar and heat it up it loses a lot of those.

    I still wanted to get on board with this trend though, so I decided to try and make it more interesting. And what do you do when you want to make something more interesting? Just add booze!

    Now this dish is transformed from a sad breakfast to a super healthy and light dessert, or even a fun brunch side! 

    This is an optional step, but some grapefruits need a little help standing up straight.  I only had to do this to one end of the fruit, the other was fine.

    A few holes help the booze get absorbed.  You also want to flip the grapefruit half over and lightly drain a little juice to make room.  Don't get rid of it, though – just drink it!

    Pour in some peach liqueur.

    Then top with sugar.

    Broil for 3-5 minutes until the sugar has hardened a little and you see some browning. Watch carefully so you don't burn it – this part goes fast.

    It’s that easy! The sugar and the subtle peach flavor add a whole different dimension to this fruit.

    Dan Whalen doesn't mind a little booze on a Sunday morning. He has been blogging for over 5 years at The Food in My Beard. Check Dan's Tablespoon profile often to try his recipes with creative international spins!

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