Maple Brûléed Grapefruit Recipe

Written by Becky
Brûléed Grapefruit is a perfect, quick, seasonal breakfast for this time of year.

This past week I’ve been in Texas visiting our family. We’ve had a lot of delicious meals and continued to feast well beyond the usual holiday season splurge.  As things get back to normal after the holidays and after all of the feasting, I tend to cut back a little bit on rich foods.  One thing I don’t ever cut out is breakfast.  I love getting creative with making morning meals that are both satisfying and cleansing for my favorite meal of the day.  This is a recipe for Maple Grapefruit Brûlée.
Brûléeing a grapefruit is quite easy.  You can do it one of two ways:  with a kitchen torch or under your oven broiler.  I don’t have a kitchen torch so I choose the latter.  You simply cut the grapefruit in half, smear a bit of honey or maple syrup on top and a bit of brown sugar then place under the broiler for 3 minutes, making for a perfectly sweet topping for such a tart fruit.
Maple Brûléed Grapefruit Recipe

Yield: serves 2


  • 1 grapefruit
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • two sharp edged grapefruit spoons


  1. Move your oven rack to the top level and set your oven to broil. Slice grapefruit in half, smear with maple syrup and sprinkle with brown sugar. Place grapefruit halves on a baking sheet and broil for 3 minutes.
  2. Remove from oven and serve with a piping hot cup of coffee for a light and tasty post holiday breakfast.

Comments (8)

  1. Oh girl, this looks amazing! I have a few grapefruit in the fridge and I know what I'm going to do with them! 🙂

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