What to make this weekend ... Caramelized Grapefruit

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Caramelized Grapefruit with Cinnamon & Maple

About a month ago my standard breakfast recipes for the B&B started to bore me to no end. All summer long we were working at full-tilt, guests 7 days a week for two months straight. I needed a system, straightforward, delicious, and quite frankly fast and easy. But as autumn started to nip around these parts, shorter days, golden sun, cooler mornings, and a touch of fall colour, I desperately desired to change things around. Thankfully, the pace around here has slowed down quite a bit and I have had the opportunity to experiment and work with some more seasonally appropriate ingredients.

I'm unsure where the concept came from, but somewhere in the back of my had I had the idea that you could easily caramelize a grapefruit and it would be delicious. But with a quick google search it became abundantly clear to me that this was infact a thing and would be incredibly simple. So with that a breakfast favourite was born. Its sweet and caramelized with a touch of tartness that is to be expected from a grapefruit, but yet it is warm and comforting, something different than what you normally expect from a grapefruit.

Ingredients (for 2 people)

  • one ruby red grapefruit
  • 2 tsp raw cane sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • maple syrup to taste


  • preheat oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit (or something around there based on your other baking needs)
  • cut grapefruit in half and place in oven safe dish with sides
  • sprinkle the cut side of each half with 1 tsp of sugar and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
  • place in oven and bake for 20-30 minutes until sugar and cinnamon has melted and is caramelized
  • remove from oven and let cool slightly
  • transfer to plate and drizzle with maple syrup
  • serve with a grapefruit spoon and enjoy!