Broiled Grapefruit

Broiled Grapefruit, a quick, refreshing way to enjoy this awesome citrus fruit.

Broiled Grapefruit

Ingredients:
2 grapefruits
2 Tbsp Honey
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Position an oven rack about 4 inches below the broiler and heat the broiler on high.
  2. With a serrated knife, cut the grapefruit in even halves. Using a small paring knife or a grapefruit knife, cut each section away from the surrounding membrane. Remove the seeds and cut out the tough white center. Leave the grapefruit in the rind. Set the grapefruit halves in a shallow broiler-safe pan (such as an enameled baking dish or a heavy-duty rimmed baking sheet). If necessary, trim a thin slice off their bottoms so they sit level.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together the honey and the vanilla extract. Drizzle the honey mixture over the grapefruit halves. At this point, if you desire, you could dust each grapefruit half with any of these desired spices; cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cardamom or ginger. For an added sweetness you could also sprinkle with brown sugar.
  4. Broil until bubbling and lightly browned in spots, 4 to 10 minutes. Keep an eye on it as it cooks, you could also rotate the pan as the grapefruit browns. They will be done when the edges begin to bubble and turn brown. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly. Serve warm or at room temperature.

You could also garnish your grapefruits before you serve them with any of the following; Plain or Greek Yogurt dusted with cinnamon, Mint sprigs, Strawberries or Cherries.

This is not only a great breakfast but can also be served as a light dessert. Have fun with the many ways this fruit can be served warm, many people who claim to not like grapefruit love to eat it this way, I love grapefruit and the taste of it , I often eat it plain and cold. Since I love grapefruit plain, I broil my grapefruit with the least amount of sugar, that is why I only drizzled mine with raw honey and vanilla. My favorite grapefruits to eat personally are Texas Red’s, they are so delicious!

*Camala*

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Grapefruit Yogurt Cake

This cake is sooooo good! It is a dense and moist cake with a pound cake consistency.

Grapefruit Yogurt Cake

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
3 extra-large eggs
3 teaspoons grated grapefruit zest (approximately one large grapefruit)
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup freshly squeezed grapefruit juice

For the glaze:
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed grapefruit juice

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease and flour a bundt pan.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt into 1 bowl.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the yogurt, 1 cup sugar, the eggs, grapefruit zest, and vanilla.
  4. Slowly whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. With a rubber spatula, fold the vegetable oil into the batter, making sure it’s all incorporated.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 40 minutes, or until a cake tester placed in the center of the loaf comes out clean.
  6. Meanwhile, cook the 1/3 cup grapefruit juice and remaining 1 tablespoon sugar in a small pan until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is clear. Set aside.
  7. When the cake is done, allow it to cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Carefully place on a baking rack over a sheet pan. While the cake is still warm, pour the grapefruit-sugar mixture over the cake and allow it to soak in. Cool.
  8. For the glaze, combine the confectioners’ sugar and grapefruit juice and pour over the cake.

There is a lot of Grapefruit cake recipes out there, especially a famous Hollywood Grapefruit cake which looks delicious, however I found this recipe on Smitten Kitchen and I decided to go with this recipe instead. The original recipe called to be baked in a loaf pan however I thought I would try it in a bundt pan for fun and to do something different. My husband wasn’t so sure about me making this cake when I told him I was going to make a Grapefruit yogurt cake for dessert for our dinner guests. He couldn’t stop raving about this cake…it really was Delicious!

*Camala*