Broiled Grapefruit

Broiled Grapefruit

Published May 22, 2014 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 4
Total Time: 10 min

Prep Time: 5 min | Cook Time: 5 min


This simple dish makes a stunning dessert or a great addition to brunch. Pink- and red-fleshed grapefruits are a good source of lycopene, an antioxidant that has been studied for its possible cancer-protective properties, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Grapefruit is also an excellent source of Vitamin C.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 grapefruit half
Calories per serving: 70
% Daily Value*
Total Carbohydrate 16.0g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1.0g 4%
Sugars 13.0g
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 2 pink or red grapefruits
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup nonfat vanilla yogurt

Step by Step:

  1. Preheat your oven broiler.
  2. Cut each grapefruit in half. Sprinkle each half with 1 tablespoon brown sugar and ¼ teaspoon cinnamon.
  3. Arrange the grapefruit halves in a baking pan, with the cut side up. Broil for five minutes or until the sugar is melted. Remove from the oven and cool slightly.
  4. Top each grapefruit half with 1 tablespoon yogurt and serve.