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Spiced Grapefruit Brulee


Makes: 3 servings (2 slices each)

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 2 large grapefruits
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon light butter, unsalted and softened
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Grand Marnier liqueur
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Use a knife to remove the stem ends off each grapefruit. Stand each on the sliced end and proceed to safely remove the rind and white pith. Cut each fruit into 3 to 4 even slices. Set aside.
  3. Mix softened butter and Grand Marnier in a small bowl.
  4. Top each grapefruit slice with a small amount of butter mixture and sprinkle cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar.
  5. In a baking dish, broil for 6 to 8 minutes or until the tops are browned.
  6. Serve plain or with vanilla ice cream/frozen yogurt!

Nutrition Facts Per Serving: 108 Calories, 3.8 g Fat (2.5 g Sat), 10 mg Cholesterol, 28 mg Sodium, 17 g Carbohydrate, 1.5 g Fiber, 0 g Protein


Recipe adapted from Eating Well



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