Baked Grapefruit

I’ve been having a major craving for grapefruit this week. When I was a kid and grapefruit was on the menu, I would load it with a mountain of sugar to cut into the bitterness. I try to avoid that much sugar now that I’m older so the best way to bring out the natural sweetness is to bake it. With a few spices to add even more flavor, this baked grapefruit dish is sure to cut into that craving with the perfect mix of sweet and tart. Also, with the high vitamin C content in grapefruit it’s good for complexion. Yes please to good skin by the pool this summer!

Baked Grapefruit with Cinnamon, Honey or Brown Sugar


  • 1 Grapefruit
  • Cinnamon
  • Honey
  • Brown Sugar


Cut the grapefruit in half. Then cut the bottom of each half so that it stays upright and doesn’t roll around. To make it easier for eating later, cut carefully around the membranes, creating small triangles in the tangy fruit.

Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.

On one half I sprinkled cinnamon and drizzled honey. On the other half I placed a small amount of brown sugar evenly across the surface. For the honey and brown sugar, I probably used 2 teaspoonful’s but this can vary on preference.

Bake for 17 minutes in an oven preheated to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

*Optional: Put granola on the top of the grapefruit for a crunchy addition*


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