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Amy Albert

Servings: 4

Feel free to vary the spices you use here: try-replacing the cinnamon with cardamom, allspice, or nutmeg.


  • 2 large pink or red grapefruit, halved, at room temperature     
  • 3 Tbs. light or dark brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 tsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. grated fresh ginger (or 1/4 tsp. ground ginger)
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbs. unsalted butter, softened at room temperature

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 130
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 50
  • Fat (g): 6
  • Saturated Fat (g): 4
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 2
  • Cholesterol (mg): 15
  • Sodium (mg): 5
  • Carbohydrates (g): 20
  • Fiber (g): 2
  • Protein (g): 1


  • Position a broiler pan several inches away from the heating element and heat the broiler. Section each grapefruit half by cutting between the rind and the pulp and between each membrane. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour, ginger, cinnamon, and softened butter until well blended. Distribute the mixture among the four grapefruit halves, smearing it on the cut side of each one. Broil until the topping is bubbly and lightly browned, about 5 min. Serve immediately.


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  • acclimbs | 01/19/2010

    Makes a healthy fruit turn bad. The topping is like on a crumble cake not meant for a fruit topping.

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