Broiled Grapefruit with Tarragon and Brown Sugar

Grapefruit season is in full swing, and lately I’ve been enjoying them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Broiling grapefruit is a nice way to change things up a bit. The heat brings out the fruit’s natural juices and simultaneously melts the brown sugar, allowing the sweetness to seep into the tangy fruit. It’ s pretty delicious and you’ll be quite surprised at how well licorice flavor of tarragon pairs with it all.

Simply slice a grapefruit in half and set each halve on a foil-lined tray. Combine the brown sugar, a little balsamic and some torn tarragon leaves in a small bowl and then smear the mixture on top of the each halve. Broil for a few minutes and serve warm.

grapefruit with tarragon and brown sugar
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Broiled Grapefruit with Tarragon and Brown Sugar

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time33 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broiled grapefruit, fruit recipes, grapefruit recipes
Servings: 4
Calories: 111kcal



  • Turn broiler on high. Place each grapefruit halve on a foil-lined sheet tray.
  • Combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Spread the mixture onto the grapefruit
  • Broil for 3 minutes or until sugar has melted. Serve warm.


Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 259mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 1520IU | Vitamin C: 39.6mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1mg