A surprising favorite: broiled grapefruit

Jan 23, 2010Family Uncaged

“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.”
John Gunther


Broiled Grapefruit
We had something similar to this on our first anniversary at a bed and breakfast on Pender Island, part of the Gulf Islands in British Columbia. This is a great starter dish for a formal brunch.
5 grapefruits, cut in half horizontally
1 cup walnuts
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup butter
1 tsp. vanilla
¼ tsp. cinnamon
Preheat broiler. Cut around each triangle section of the grapefruit half so your guests won’t have to dig! (There’s nothing worse than squirting yourself or your neighbor in the eye with grapefruit juice!) In food processor, briefly process walnuts, sugar, butter, vanilla and cinnamon. Arrange grapefruits on a large jelly roll pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Top each grapefruit with crumbled mixture, pressing down to make sure it stays put. Broil until tops bubble and turn brown. Serve immediately. Makes ten.

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