Healthy Dessert: Sugar and Spice Broiled Grapefruit

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Hello, darlings! Hope you all had a very merry Christmas. We were out at my parent's house for the holidays, and passed the days basically cooking, eating, snacking, complaining about how much we ate, singing Christmas songs and watching movies.  Oh yes, we opened presents too....huzzah! Amongst the glorious gifts were bags and bags of freshly picked Meyer lemons and Ruby Red grapefruits, thanks to our family friends Juan and Mary (thanks again, you two!). I was flipping through a great new cookbook that my mom got me called "The Spice Kitchen," and stumbled across this recipe for broiled grapefruit topped with brown sugar, cinnamon and cumin. At first, I was all "ish don't think so" but gave it a try anyways. This easy and fast dessert absolutely rocked my world. My taste buds did a backflip when I took a taste of that first scoop - it's INSANELY DELICIOUS and pretty healthy too! Keep reading after the jump to get the recipe...

3 grapefruits, halved
6 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon cumin

1. Move an oven rack to the top (or second top) position and set the broiler on high. Line a baking sheet with foil or use an oven-safe dish.
2. With a back of a spoon, stir the sugar and spices until there are little to no lumps, then sprinkle evenly onto each grapefruit half.
3. Broil for 3 to 6 minutes or until the grapefruit begins to puff and the sugar begins to bubble and caramelize.

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  1. This is one of my favorite things to do for breakfast!

  2. Hm, intriguing! I'll have to try this at breakfast with my sister-in-law. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I'm glad to hear someone else ate and ate and ate and ate....I'm excited about this recipe. Stay tuned on how it turns out!!!!

    1. I am SOOOO making this when you come to visit....when are you coming to visit?!?! ;)


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