Monday, April 16, 2012

Baked grapefruit

Have you ever heard of baking a grapefruit? I hadn't until just recently and it seemed a weird thing to do with a fruit with such a fresh, light flavor like a grapefruit. However, I figured it was worth a try since people were raving about it on Pinterest.

Step by step:

Slice a grapefruit in half
Slice off the bottom of each half so it can sit on a baking tray without wobbling
Sprinkle toppings (in my case: brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves)
Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes
Remove, let cool, and dig in!

While browsing recipes, I noted a variety of toppings for the grapefruit. Coconut, cinnamon, honey, maple syrup, granola, brown sugar, so many options! I decided that I would just mix and match, and add a few of my own, so I ended up using brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. I used a pinch of each, but the cloves were definitely the most overwhelming flavor (and scent, oh I wish I could purvey the smell of my baked grapefruit to you! So amazing! Like a fresh autumn!). I just love the scent of citrus and cloves.

With the toppings I used this snack seemed like part of a perfect fall breakfast, and I will definitely be making this on a fall morning, but I think I'll experiment with other options too for a less seasonal flavor. Maybe something that doesn't mask the grapefruit flavor as much.

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