Broiled Grapefruit
Recipe type: Side
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Serves: 2
This method of preparing grapefruit I learned from my mother, Beth Cywar, a fabulous cook and a nutritionist before her time. She also believed that food wouldn't do anyone any good if they wouldn't eat it.
  • One grapefruit, cut in half widthwise.
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons whiskey
  • A few fresh or dried berries (optional)
  1. You may section the grapefruit or not; your choice. Sectioning would probably allow more whiskey to seep in, and would be a little easier to eat, but it is optional.
  2. Place halves on foil or an oven-proof dish, or on a broiler pan.
  3. Start the broiler. A toaster oven works great.
  4. Sprinkle the grapefruit halves with the brown sugar.
  5. Slowly drizzle the whiskey over the halves.
  6. Broil until warm and slightly brown and sizzling, about ten minutes.
  7. Adorn with fresh or dried fruit, or if you want to be retro, a marashino cherry, and serve.
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