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Cinnamon Grilled Grapefruit

My Cinnamon Grilled Grapefruit will add warmth and vibrant flavours to your breakfast. It contains just 3 ingredients and is quickly and easily made. Grilling/broiling the grapefruit caramelises the brown sugar and enhances their natural juiciness.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine International
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 88kcal
Author Alexandra


  • 2 grapefruit See Note 1
  • 3 tablespoon light brown sugar See Note 2
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon optional


  • Preheat your grill/broiler to its highest setting and place your oven rack close to the top of the oven. Cut the grapefruit in half crossways. Using a small, sharp paring knife or a grapefruit knife cut around the edge of the fruit to loosen the fruit from the pith.
  • With the same knife, cut through grapefruit segments to release them, but don’t cut all the way through the skin.
  • Place the grapefruit halves onto a foil-lined baking tray. If the halved fruit does not sit flat, remove a small amount of peel from the base.
  • Top each grapefruit half with 3 teaspoons of light brown sugar. Use more or less to suit your taste.
  • Sprinkle each piece of fruit with a little powdered cinnamon if using.
  • Put the baking tray in the oven under the grill/broiler. Grill for approximately 7 minutes or until the sugar has caramelised and is golden brown. Grills/broilers vary a lot so keep an eye on the grapefruit to make sure that they don’t burn. Cool for a minute before serving to avoid being burnt by the hot sugar.
  • Transfer to individual serving plates, garnish with a mint sprig if you wish.


  1. If you like to eat grapefruit and you take medication, please talk with your doctor or pharmacist about the possible interactions with any of the medicines you take.
  2. The Australian tablespoon is 20 ml or 4 teaspoons. In many other countries, the tablespoon is 15 ml or 3 teaspoons. You may have to adjust your measurements accordingly.
  3. Please note, the nutritional information is based on ½ grapefruit per person.


Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg