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I just love grapefruits! Sometimes I go in little spurts, and won’t buy any for awhile, and then I fill the fruit drawer in the fridge and eat them daily for a couple weeks. I remember as a kid, this was one of my absolute favorite breakfasts my Mom would make. It was quick, easy and fairly inexpensive as well. Most of my siblings dreaded the grapefruit, but I loved it. I recall watching my mom eat hers, and because she couldn’t waste any of this goodness she would squeeze all the juice out at the end into her spoon and sip it up. I still do it that way. It can get a little sticky, but that juice at the end is so full of flavor.
When you add the cherry to the middle you can get a nice red color throughout the fruit after it’s done broiling, as well as an extra flavor booster. Do not skip the cherry, I promise it’s worth it. My mom always added a Maraschino cherry and sometimes a little juice. I didn’t have any on hand, but I did have some sour cherries from my mom’s cherry tree.
- 1 grapefruit
- 2-4 tsp sugar
- 2 cherries (maraschino work best, but sour cherries are also good)
- Slice your grapefruit in half.
- Carefully cut around the edge of the fruit and then between each slice to separate the fruit from the peel and skin.
- Sprinkle 1-2 tsp of sugar onto each half of the grapefruit.
- Top with a cherry.
- Place the grapefruit on a cookie sheet, and set it under your broiler for 3-5 minutes.
- Keep a close eye on it. You want the sugar to dissolve into the fruit, but it will also burn fast.
- Pull it out, and let it cool just slightly
Enjoy as a healthy breakfast, a midday snack, or really whenever you’re craving something fantastic!