This is truly one of the simplest, most delicious, sweet/tart/tangy/healthy breakfast options that I can think of.  If you want to get really fancy, you can take a cue from my Sunday tradition and eat your halved fruit off of some oh-so-chic Wedgwood china.
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  • Red grapefruit
  • Brown sugar (2-3 teaspoons per grapefruit half)


  1. Cut the grapefruit in half.
  2. Cut 1/4 inch off the bottom of each half so that they sit evenly in the pan.
  3. Use a knife to cut around each grapefruit segment so that they can be removed easily after broiling.
  4. Line a roasting pan with foil.
  5. Set the grapefruit halves on the pan and spread the brown sugar over the top of each half.
  6. Place under broiler for 3-5 minutes (until the brown sugar is bubbly & beginning to caramelize)
  7. Eat while warm.
    *Recipe adapted from Simply Recipes