Grapefruits are a wonderful source of nutrients. They are rich in vitamin A and beta-carotene. Unfortunately, I have never been the biggest fan of the bitterness of a plain grapefruit. To make these more tasty, my mom has taught me to top these with melted light brown sugar.
Preheat your oven to 325*F… slice your grapefruit in half and, with a sharp knife, whittle the little sections, loosening them from the skin. Sprinkle with light brown sugar. Place on a cookie sheet and put into your oven for a few minutes. Once the light brown sugar has melted, remove from oven and enjoy.
(Once the brown sugar is all melted, your cut out pieces of grapefruit will look ‘swollen’.)
*Quick tip: dark brown sugar vs. light brown sugar… dark brown sugar contains more molasses than light brown sugar. To have a more subtle brown sugar taste, stick with the light brown sugar for paring with grapefruit.
**Fun Fact: a grapefruit is considered a ‘Hybrid Citrus’… with one parent being the Sweet Orange, and the other being the Pomelo.