Grapefruit Brûlée

December 24

This morning I am waking up to eat this delicious breakfast treat with a gorgeous ocean view, however, this quick and easy brunch recipe is sure to add a little sunshine and warmth into even the coldest of winter days.  This recipe can be made with either a culinary torch, or, if you are making it for a large group, under the broiler of your oven.  This recipe could also be made, with or without the vodka, or you could try to use a vanilla vodka.  I can’t vouch for that, but as I was making mine this morning, I thought that sounded like a very delicious idea!


Grapefruit Brûlée

  • 2 grapefruits red or pink, halved and sectioned (leaving the sections in each of the grapefruit halves)
  • 1/4 cup vodka regular or vanilla
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar


Turn on broiler in oven and place on high.  Over a small glass, tilt grapefruit to release any excess juices.   (do not squeeze the fruit, just remove any juices that may spill over onto the pan).  Save for another use (or drink now if you are thirsty!  Haha)  Place grapefruit on cookie sheet.  Pour 1 tablespoon of vodka over each grapefruit half and sprinkle each one with 1 tablespoon of sugar.   Place the pan in the oven about 5 inches away from the broiler.  Be sure to leave the oven door cracked slightly and broil for 5-10 minutes or until the sugar bubbles and caramelizes on top of the grapefruit.  You will also notice that the grapefruit will seem to “swell” slightly.  Remove from the oven and enjoy!


Posted by on December 24, 2012 in Breakfast, Snacks

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