Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Broiled Grapefruit

This is one of the first recipes my friend Laura contributed to a cookbook I asked her to help with.  My first thought was, "I've made a huge mistake."  Broiled grapefruit?  Who does these things?  Then we moved to Arizona where grapefruit trees are aplenty and people leave boxes of grapefruit at church with signs that say, "Take these!  I beg of you!"  So I looked around Pinterest to see what grapefruit goodness would pop up and it turns out broiled grapefruit is a thing.  Like, a good thing.  Like a my kids ate this crazy fast and immediately asked for more thing.  Here's how you make it:

Step 1: Steal a grapefruit off of your neighbor's grapefruit tree.  (Stolen citrus always tastes better.)

Step 2: Preheat your broiler on Hi.

Step 3: Cut the grapefruit in half.  Gently loosen the fruit from the rind a bit.  Sprinkle with cinnamon and brown sugar and drizzle with honey.

Step 4: Broil for 3-10 minutes, or until sizzling and the fruit is ready to burst.