Grapefruits are a polarizing breakfast staple. (Some folks swear by 'em. Others think they're not worth the trouble.) But that’s no reason to leave them off your next DIY brunch menu. Add some color to your flawless tablescape by broiling those pink little suckers.
What you need: A cookie sheet, aluminum foil, grapefruits, a knife, brown sugar and an oven.
What you do: Preheat your oven’s broiler. Line the cookie sheet with aluminum foil, cut each grapefruit in half, and place the halves peel-side down on the cookie sheet. Sprinkle a bit of brown sugar, (a teaspoon max per half), on the exposed fruit, and slide the cookie sheet in the oven. Broil for about 5 minutes.
Why it works: The heat of the oven loosens up the grapefruit juices and caramelizes the brown sugar, transforming this good-for-you fruit into something that tastes like candy.
And then how do I cut it? Take your half, slice it down the middle, then run your knife along the edge of the peel to loosen up the good stuff. Once the fruit’s free from its peel, cut it up into bite-size slices.