Cinnamon Broiled Grapefruit


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Cinnamon Broiled Grapefruit is a refreshingly light fruit dessert that we happily eat for breakfast too! All you need is 3 ingredients and about 5 minutes.

Cinnamon Broiled Grapefruit

Broiled Grapefruit

Broiling grapefruit brings a new level of flavor to the fruit and creates a warm, sweet treat for any time of the day. Whether you’re serving it as an after-dinner dessert or a simple breakfast, it’s a fun new way to enjoy your grapefruit.

I figured I should try and sneak in one or two healthier recipes before winter is over and everyone forgets those healthy eating goals.

I don’t typically make any big eating goals at the start of the year, but for the past couple of months, I’ve been trying to eat at least 3 servings of vegetables a day along with the fruits that I love.

I’ve learned that it is more effective for me to set goals related to consuming nutritious foods than to set a restrictive diet. It’s amazing how much less junk I eat when I’m filling up on fresh fruits and vegetables.

Broiled Grapefruit

How To Broil Grapefruit

This is about the easiest dessert recipe you’ll come across. I grew up eating it for breakfast so it’s a great way to start the day as well.

  1. First cut your grapefruit in half. If you want, cut along each section to separate the fruit from the membrane. This is optional, but I find it’s easier to scoop out the fruit after broiling
  2. Sprinkle on some sugar and cinnamon
  3. Pop under a preheated broiler for 3-5 minutes
  4. That’s it, enjoy while still warm!
Broil Grapefruit for breakfast or a light dessert

Grapefruit Dessert Recipes

Since it’s grapefruit season and there are already a lot of citrus recipes focusing on lemons, limes, and oranges, I thought it would be fun to highlight some dessert recipes using grapefruit.

Grapefruit Cream Pie from A Spicy Perspective

Pink Grapefruit Bars from The View from Great Island

Grapefruit Yogurt Cake from Life is But a Dish

Grapefruit Ricotta Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting from Kristine’s Kitchen

Grapefruit Scones from Pretty Plain Jane

This Honey Peach Lemonade would be delicious with a grapefruit juice swap for the lemon! And I’m betting the same could be said for this Lemon Blackberry Yogurt Cake. (I need to try that one soon myself!)

Cinnamon Broiled Grapefruit

Cinnamon Broiled Grapefruit

A cinnamon sugar broiled grapefruit. 3 ingredients is all you need.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings


  • 2 pink grapefruit
  • 2 tablespoons sugar brown sugar or honey (your choice)
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Preheat broiler to high and adjust rack so that the grapefruit will be about 3 inches below the heat source.
  • Cut the grapefruit in half and cut along the membrane of each section to separate the fruit. This makes it easier to scoop after it’s been broiled. Place the halves onto a baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle a half teaspoon of sugar or honey onto each half. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  • Broil for 3-5 minutes or until just started to brown.
  • Serve immediately while warm.


Serving: 1half · Calories: 95kcal · Carbohydrates: 25g · Protein: 1g · Fiber: 2g · Sugar: 20g
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{originally published 1/22/19 – recipe notes and photos updated 2/22/22}

How To Broil Grapefruit

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  1. Steph says

    I use to eat grapefruit with sugar with my mom all the time! It reminds me so much of growing up…I can’t wait to try it!

  2. Easy - says

    I use to eat grapefruit with sugar with my mom all the time! It reminds me so much of growing up…I can’t wait to try it!

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