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Simple Tasty Delight: Sweet & Tart Baked Grapefruit

I like grapefruit, it is so tart and refreshing. Normally, I just slice it in half and add a bit of Splenda to the top and enjoy it. This baked grapefruit has a lovely topping to it and is so warm and inviting. It makes the perfect fall breakfast recipe.

Baked Grapefruit with brown sugar, cinnamon and cloves. A morning delight!Then one of my fans on my Facebook page (waving at Carla Andringa!) suggested that I try baking it with brown sugar and cinnamon.  My goodness, why have I not done this before?

It is simply delicious and so easy to make.  Just four ingredients, slice, sprinkle and pop in a hot oven for 10 minutes and you end up with a morning delight.

ingredientsStart by slicing off  the grapefruit in half and then slice off a bit from the bottom so that it sites evenly in the baking dish.  Then use a serrated knife to trim around the outside of the fruit as well as the segments.   It might get messy but that is fine. *(I used my grapefruit knife for this.  Made it very easy, since it has a curved blade.)

cut the grapefruit.Sprinkle on the brown sugar, cinnamon and ground cloves.  The toppings might start to dissolve because of the liquid. That is fine.

seasoningsPop them into a preheated 450º oven for 10-12 minutes. 

Baked grapefruit with cinnamon, brown sugar and clovesEnjoy!  I had mine this morning with one of my caramel apple buttermilk muffins for a great tasting start to my morning.

This is my favorite way to use grapefruit now and so good for you.  The amount of the sugar in the toppings is very small and yet adds a delicious taste to the tart grapefruit. Try it soon.

Thanks for sharing this breakfast recipe idea Carla!

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Simple Tasty Delight: Sweet & Tart Baked Grapefruit

Simple Tasty Delight: Sweet & Tart Baked Grapefruit

This baked grapefruit recipe has a lovely topping to it and is so warm and inviting. It makes the perfect fall breakfast recipe.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes


  • 1 grapefruit, cut in half
  • 1 tsp of brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • pinch of ground cloves.


  1. Preheat the oven to 450ºF. Cut the grapefruit in half and slice around the outside and between the segments. Trim off the bottom so that it sits well in a baking dish.
  2. Sprinkle each half with 1/2 of the toppings. They may start to liquify but that is fine.
  3. Bake in a preheated oven for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned and bubbly.
  4. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 60Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 1g

Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.


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