Brown Sugar Baked Grapefruit

Here in Arizona, our citrus trees have just began blooming again. That means that all the old citrus has recently finished ripening and been picked. If you have citrus trees, you may be finding yourself drowning in fruit and looking for new ways to use it up.

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Brown Sugar Baked Grapefruit is the perfect morning breakfast idea. Start your morning with the warm taste of Wonderful Sweet Scarlett's Texas Red Grapefruit

When I was a kid, it was fun to cut open a grapefruit and smother it with sugar. I could at least pretend I was eating something healthy. As a grown up, I have found that these deep red grapefruits don’t need as much sugar as I thought they needed as a kid. They really don’t need any, but if you insist, here is a great recipe using not much sugar at all.


Not to mention that they really are a healthy choice. Grapefruit is know for it’s high levels of vitamin C which is a great immune booster and free radical fighter. Red Grapefruit also contains Antioxidants and studies have shown it may reduce cholesterol. So you can enjoy a tasty breakfast without cholesterol, fat or GMO’s. Just natural goodness.


If you’re looking for a delicious breakfast idea that is also healthy, Try this Brown sugar baked grapefruit recipe. Here’s what you do. First, Preheat your oven by turning it to broil. Cut your grapefruit in half. Run a knife along the lines to loosen the fruit from the membrane. This helps the sugar seep down into the fruit.

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After your fruit is prepared, add a sprinkling of brown sugar on top of your grapefruit. You don’t need too much. No more than a couple Tablespoons. Place on a pan and broil 5-12 minutes until the brown sugar is melted or crusted as desired.

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Serve warm and enjoy. After broiling, the sugar will have melted and seeped down into the grapefruit. It will be juicy, sweet and warm. Serve with a side of raw almonds and kick-start your day with a healthy breakfast.

Wonderful Sweet Scarlett’s Texas Red Grapefruit is from the makers of Wonderful pistacios, POM and other great products. Their Sweet Scarlett’s grapefruits are grown in the Rio Grande Valley in southern Texas. The warm sunny days and cool nights make their grapefruits as sweet and vibrant as they can be.

What’s better is that just half of a Sweet Scarlett Grapefruit has 100% of the daily value of vitamin C with only about 60 calories.  They’re naturally fat-free, sodium-free and cholesterol-free. The great news is that they are sold at most major grocery retailers including Walmart, Kroger, Target and many, many others. So have a happy morning and start it with a Wonderful Sweet Scartlett’s Texas Red Grapefruit.

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For more recipes to use your grapefruits in, head over to Wonderful Sweet Scarlett’s Texas Red Grapefruit website. They have recently partnered with actress, author and host of “The Real Girls Kitchen”, Haylie Duff. She has created several other mouth watering recipes for you to enjoy with your Sweet Scarlett’s Grapefruit.

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What is your favorite thing to do with grapefruit?


About Aubrey

Aubrey is the mom of three fun-loving kids ages 8, 11 and 13. She’s learning to navigate the mom stage beyond babies and into tweens and teens. Aubrey is a loyal friend, adventure-seeking, hard-working woman who isn’t afraid to put herself out there and try something new. She is in school seeking a bachelor’s degree in accounting. With her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, scrap-booking, music and spending time with her family.


Brown Sugar Baked Grapefruit — 48 Comments

  1. Oh my! This does look wonderful. I have been on a sugar free kick of late and this just hit me. YUM.

  2. Why have I never thought of this before!? I am crazy about grapefruit but it never crossed my mind to baked them. Sounds so good!

  3. wowsers. i love grapefruit. i never thought about baking it. i am also a lover of brown sugar so this is something i will def try

  4. Never been taste th grapefruit but someone told me it’s really yummy. Now i’m curious what it taste like

  5. I dont eat grapefruits often, sugar addict too. Love your idea on how to eat them! I will grab one during my shopping trip and give this a try. Thanks!

  6. I am definitely going to try this recipe. It looks so delicious. It will be a great treat.

  7. I was actually thinking about baked grapefruit not long ago. This looks amazing! I love the idea of having it with brown sugar too. Yum!

  8. I’ve never been a fan of grapefruit, but I’ve always just tried them plain. I’ll have to try one this way to see if it fancies my taste buds.

  9. I’ve never tried baking a grapefruit, but I’m going to grab some this weekend. It sounds like the perfect way to get a little sweetness in the morning or as a snack.

  10. Oh my goodness, I love, love, love grapefruit. It is just delicious. I would never have thought of baking it. It sounds delicious. Thanks for the giveaway

  11. I love when my mornings begin with an awesome grapefruit breakfast. I feel like I start my whole day off the right way with a healthy meal.

  12. I am totally going to try this. I love grapefruit especially with a little sugar on it. I never thought about making it a boy I’m going to try it.

  13. Oh yum! That sounds awesome. What an awesome healthy snack idea this is!

  14. I can honestly say I’ve never had a baked grapefruit before. I love sprinkling sugar on my grapefruit so I can imagine this is delicious! Thanks for linking up with Delicious Dishes Recipe Party!

  15. I used to eat grapefruit a lot as a kid, but have kind of forgotten about it as an adult. Your post made me wish I had one right now :) Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday this week.

  16. My favorite way to enjoy grapefruit is exactly the way you describe it, but I often use honey rather than brown sugar. Either way, I love the warmed, sweetened fruit. So good!

  17. I honestly haven’t ever bought any grapefruit. But I love oranges and other citrus. This baked grapefruit is intriguing to me And I would love to try it.

  18. I can relate to eating grapefruit as a kid and dumping the sugar on! This brown sugar recipe sounds really good. I’ll be tryin it!

  19. I love Scarlett’s grapefruit. They are so sweet and delicious even without the brown sugar.

  20. I love grapefruit. I ate so many of them when I was pregnant, I’m surprised my kids aren’t crazy about them, too!

  21. These are THE best grapefruit you will ever have! They are grown here where I live! ;-)

  22. I love grapefruit, and red is the best. I’ll be trying this recipe on the fruit I just bought. My favorite way to eat grapefruit is to just peel and eat! Thanks.

  23. That brown sugar grapefruit looks and sounds great! Thanks for the chance!