The Ultimate Healthy Eater’s Dessert: Brûléed Grapefruit with Maple Cream
You can’t beat a fresh, vibrant, fragrant, juicy pink grapefruit. On second thought, you can: A grapefruit gets even more delicious when you pop it under the broiler. Really! With a sprinkle of sugar and a burst of flames, the vitamin C-rich citrus fruit is transformed — like magic — into a caramelized dessert no one can pass up.
And, hey, with my Greek yogurt maple topping, you can totally justify have this for breakfast, too. I won’t tell.
Recipe: Brûléed Grapefruit with Greek Yogurt Maple Cream
2 pink grapefruit
2 tsp. sugar
Pinch kosher salt
½ c. nonfat plain Greek yogurt
2 tbsp. maple syrup
- Preheat oven to broil. If you don’t have a separate broiler compartment, make sure the oven rack is in the top-most setting.
- Line a baking sheet with foil. Trim stem end of grapefruit skin so that halves will sit flat. Cut grapefruits in half, horizontally.
- Using a pairing knife, slice around the outer edge and then loosen each segment by slicing on either side of each membrane.
- Place grapefruit halves, cut side down, on a folded paper towel for five minutes.
- Place grapefuit halves, cut side up, on prepared baking sheet. Divide sugar between the four halves.
- Place under broiler and cook, door ajar, for about five minutes. Watch closely. Remove when sugar is bubbling and fruit is golden.
- Meanwhile, mix yogurt with maple syrup in a small bowl.
- Let fruit sit for several minutes, then plate and serve with the maple cream.
Per grapefruit half: 70 calories, 0 fat grams, 62 milligrams sodium, 187 milligrams potassium, 16.5 grams carbs, 15 grams sugar, 2 grams protein.
Becca Boyd is a wife and mom who creates healthy and delicious recipes in her West Chester kitchen. She blogs about them on her website, Home Beccanomics.
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