Photo by Jocelyn Hsu

The only thing that might love summer as much as you do is a piece of citrus fruit. You know, if fruits had feelings. Oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruits suck up the sun like sponges, so when you put a slice of citrus on your tongue, you can taste the summer.

This recipe balances the sharp flavors of cinnamon and ginger with the sweet taste of brown sugar, all on top of a summery grapefruit. It’s easy, fast and packs a punch, which is perfect for those early mornings when going to work or moving from your bed to the pool seems unbearable.

Easy

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time:
6 minutes

Servings: 4

Ingredients:
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger
2 large, pink grapefruits, halved and segmented

Photo by Jocelyn Hsu

Photo by Jocelyn Hsu

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to broiler setting. Move an oven rack 4 inches below the broiler.

Tip: You may also use a toaster oven, as shown in the pictures.

Photo by Jocelyn Hsu

Photo by Jocelyn Hsu

2. Mix together brown sugar, cinnamon and ginger in a small bowl.

Photo by Jocelyn Hsu

Photo by Jocelyn Hsu

Photo by Jocelyn Hsu

Photo by Jocelyn Hsu

Optional: Place grapefruit halves, cut-side up, on a baking sheet. If you are using a toaster oven, you may skip this.

3. Sprinkle mixture evenly across the top of each half.

Photo by Jocelyn Hsu

Photo by Jocelyn Hsu

Photo by Jocelyn Hsu

Photo by Jocelyn Hsu

4. Broil for 3 minutes or until golden brown.

Photo by Jocelyn Hsu

Photo by Jocelyn Hsu

Photo by Jocelyn Hsu

Photo by Jocelyn Hsu

Inspired by this Brown Sugar-Spiced Grapefruit Recipe.

A big thanks to my new friend, Taline Aguizi, for the wonderful breakfast recommendation and the good food conversation.

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