Freckles in April: Recipe: Baked Spiced Grapefruit

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Recipe: Baked Spiced Grapefruit

Right before I married Aaron my parents moved into a house on almost an acre of land. I don't remember the exact number, but there were about a bazillion grapefruit trees on the property. Even after they ripped out the vast majority and put in a backyard they still had around 15 trees left. And none of us actually cared for grapefruit all that much. It seemed like such a waste.

Lately I've decided that I need to like grapefruit. Fruit options this time of year are pretty much limited to apples and citrus so I should probably learn to like whatever is available.

As I was looking up different ways to eat grapefruit I stumbled across a few different recipes for baked grapefruit. It suited the rainy weather we were having that day so I gave it a try and found myself really enjoying it. I've had one almost every day since. The flavor reminds me of my favorite mulled cider we usually have this time of year (I'll post that recipe this week). It's not exactly a whole foods recipe since there is some sugar, but it's pretty minimal so eh. Oh well (look at me! Throwing caution to the wind!)

Baked Spiced Grapefruit

Half a ruby red or pink grapefruit
Equal parts cinnamon and sugar (it doesn't take much..probably like 1/4 tsp each)
A dab of butter

Use a sharp paring knife to score along the membranes of each section of grapefruit. Sprinkle with the cinnamon and sugar and put the dab of butter in the center. Bake at 350 on a foil lined baking sheet for 12-15 minutes. Eat with a spoon (or one of those fancy grapefruit sectioner things would be nice). Enjoy!


  1. I've always liked grapefruit but never thought to bake it...this looks super easy, I'm going to try it! Thanks!

  2. Let me know if you like it! After I posted this my mom told me that my grandma always used to eat it this way but my mom hates it. Oh well. To each their own :)


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