Grapefruit Brulee

I happen to be one of those people who love grapefruit — apparently there aren’t lots of us but I’m one of them and the tart-sweet flavor and pretty pink color delight me.

I usually eat grapefruit by segmenting the fruit and then squeezing out juice into a bowl but I’ve seen so many recipes that suggest you sprinkle sugar on top of the cut grapefruit and then pop it into the oven to caramelize the sugar that I had to try it out myself. I must say that I’ve never tasted a better¬†grapefruit, ever.

While this whole grapefruit brulee thing sounds really fancy and calls for a special tool, it really couldn’t be an easier or more delicious way to enjoy this delicious citrus fruit…even Collin Murray was convinced.

 Grapefruit Brulee (adapted from several vintage and modern sources)

Makes one grapefruit

1 ruby red grapefruit

2 teaspoons brown sugar

Cut the grapefruit in half and run a knife around the edge of the fruit between the white pith and the meat; use the knife to cut in between the membrane and the meat of the fruit.

Sprinkle the sugar over the grapefruit. Use a kitchen torch to caramelize the sugar for about 30 seconds or until the sugar has melted and bubbly. Alternatively, you can place the grapefruit on an oven-safe tray under the broiler for about 1-2 minutes or until the sugar is again, melted and bubbly. Enjoy.

One Response to “Grapefruit Brulee”
  1. Dasada says:

    It does get easier with gentitg older! I think the passage of time allows a day’s frustrations to be put into perspective — you realize that with most things, “this too shall pass,” and why let it ruin your day? I also think with the passage of time one realizes that there will *always* be challenges, so you can either let it beat you down or you can deal and move on. I think when I was younger I had a habit of thinking “If I could just get X, Y or Z over with, then life would be perfect.” But when X, Y or Z were dealt with, somehow A, B and C popped up! I learned a lot from my husband the first few years we were together about being able to get up and deal with a problem without letting it affect my entire mood. I try to mentally “box” certain issues and pull them out to deal with them, rather than letting them dominate my day. Some days are harder than others — yesterday I had to deal with several unpleasant tasks — but I try to keep a “steady ship” to the greatest extent possible. One of the ways I do this is by mentally planning on several pleasant things to do during the day, even if it’s taking ten minutes to have a snack and read the paper. I also plot out how to deal with unpleasant things in small, manageable bites. I’ve also found that writing down things bothering me or a list of goals to deal with something helps me then not spend so much time dwelling on it, once it’s on paper.Good luck to you!!Best wishes,Laura

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