For the  four years I have had a miniature grapefruit tree on my back hill and I have completely ignored it.  Why?  When I first bought this house and tried the grapefruits, they were awful.  Mealy, dry and sour and not worth eating.  A little over a year ago I decided to start taking care of my fruit trees.  I dug out around them, added nutrients to the soil, started putting coffee grounds and dried eggshells around them and watering them more during the summer.  The time has paid off. The grapefruits are now sweet and juicy.  I mean sweet.  These are glorious.  They are just now coming ripe and the tree is just hanging with so many fruit.  For a tree that is only 4 feet tall I'm going to have more than I know what to do with soon.  It was actually my Dad and stepmom who told me about broiling grapefruits and at first I poo-pooed the idea. I then tried it and wow, oh wow.  More than wow, you have to try this.  I've been having them as snacks as staying with the low amount of brown sugar and honey, the total for a half grapefruit is only 33 calories.  How is that.  Have it for a dessert if you are craving something sweet.  I've served it with cheeses and nuts, almonds are also really yummy with this.
Let me know if you try it.
Recipe per Grapefruit half:

1/4 tsp Brown Sugar
Pinch of Cinnamon or Nutmeg
1/2-1 tsp Honey

Preheat the Broiler

Prep the grapefruit first.
Run a knife around the outer edge and then on each slice to loosen up the "meat"
If one of the halfs or both do not sit flat, cut off a slice on the bottom so that it sits flat.
Mix the brown sugar and cinnamon or nutmeg if using
Sprinkle over grapefruit
Pour on the honey

Place on a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil
Place under the broiler and broil for 5 minutes or until the rind turns a bit golden, time will depend on your oven.

I like to eat this as a snack with cheeses and nuts.  You can also have it for breakfast or as a dessert.

I hope you enjoyed this recipe.  If you did, leave a comment below.  I also have a YouTube channel where I feature many of my recipes.  If you would like to check it out, click on this link:  Bristlee One

Thank you for stopping by and remember, enjoy life.
It's the one you have,
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