My oldest has always loved grapefruit! When he was 2, he started asking for them and eating an entire grapefruit (and sometimes even two) for a snack. I'd halve it, section it, and sprinkle a little sugar on top, just like my mom did for me when I was young. I was surprised that Riley liked them so much....they are delicious, but a 2 year old?
When I saw this, I assumed we'd both love it. Grapefruit+Creme Brulee, right? Had to be fantastic!!! This time I just made them for me because he just wanted them the usual way. After tasting mine though, he did love it and said that next time he wanted his broiled.
2 large grapefruits, well chilled
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 Tbs. unsalted butter, melted
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
4 small fresh mint sprigs
Cut each grapefruit in half. Section grapefruit and place in baking dish.
In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar, butter and cinnamon. Using your fingers, sprinkle the sugar mixture evenly over the grapefruit halves. Slip under the broiler about 4 inches from the heat source and broil until the sugar is uniformly bubbly, 2 to 3 minutes.
(Recipe states "Serves 4" but we eat more than 1/2 a grapefruit around here, so I say it serves 2!)