I find it so interesting to read about trends and fads specifically as it pertains to dieting. As a person who’s never once been on a diet (to lose weight) reading about the trends of 80’s and 90’s dieting is humorous. Two big trends 30 years ago were cabbage soup and baked grapefruit. A friend of mine still lives by the cabbage soup diet to this day, and she hates every bite. Although some may consider grapefruit to be some life-altering citrus fruit, to me it’s merely a tasty + healthy snack.
Baked Grapefruit with Brown Sugar and Mint
The first time I ever tried baked grapefruit was during brunch at The Edison, here in Houston. Their brulee’d Texas Grapefruit legit changed my life. It’s honestly the inspiration for this non-recipe, recipe. This recipe is possibly the easiest thing you’ll ever make because there’s really no measuring or ton of ingredients. All you need is a sweet and juicy grapefruit ( I suggest Winter Sweetz Texas Red Grapefruits) brown sugar, cinnamon, and mint. Feel free to substitute your favorite sweeter here – honey, agave, date or maple syrup work just as well.
My husband was a big fan of these, but he is also a health-conscious, purest. How do you like your grapefruit? Although, this Baked Grapefruit with Brown Sugar and Mint recipes is oh-so-delicious a nice glass of fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice may also hit that sweet spot! In addition to being my new favorite citrus fruit, I was elated to learn about the health benefits of grapefruit.
Start or end your day with this super simple Baked Grapefruit recipe. This sweet treat is topped with a mix of brown sugar and cinnamon and baked for 15 minutes. Once cooled, fresh mint is sprinkled about for a bit of added freshness.
Mix Cinnamon and Brown sugar in a small bowl. Set aside.
Cut the grapefruit in half and discard any large seeds. Using a small paring knife, cut between the flesh and the membrane to loosen the sections. Then place the grapefruit cut side-up in a baking dish.
Sprinkle each half with 1 tablespoon of brown sugar and cinnamon mixture.
Transfer the baking dish to your pre-heated oven and bake the grapefruit for 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let the grapefruit cool for about 2-3 minutes.
Then top each half with a sprinkle of fresh mint and enjoy.
Substitute your favorite sweeteners in place of brown sugar. Honey, agave, date or maple syrup work just as well.