Broiled Grapefruit Slices with Honey have a touch of ginger and fresh thyme. They're deliciously light and subtly sweet. Broiled grapefruit is a treat for breakfast, brunch or dessert.
I love most fresh fruits on their own.
Grapefruit however, I prefer with a touch of sweetness, so I love thinking up new grapefruit recipes with honey.
How to make Broiled Grapefruit Slices
After cutting them into large, gorgeous slices revealing their perfect, rosy red flesh, I drizzled them with honey infused with fresh thyme and ginger. Then I broiled the wedges to caramelize and sweeten the surface.
And voilà, a stunning and delicious result: Broiled Grapefruit Slices with honey, ginger and fresh thyme.
Oh my! It's so good!
The broiled grapefruit slices would be super tasty to serve as they are, after they come out from under the broiler, but I have other ideas for it too . . .
How to Serve Them
- Can you imagine how incredible it would be to serve a few wedges on top of a couple of scoops of vanilla bean ice-cream? Just peel the skin off first and keeping them warm, they will slightly melt the ice cream. Perfect.
- How how about tossing them into a fresh green salad? It would be so pretty to serve as a first course. (Peel before you add them.)
- You could also mix them into a fruit salad with many other textures and colors, like blueberries and bananas. The honey-ginger infused with thyme would lightly flavor everything. (Peel before you add them.)
I love this broiled grapefruit recipe, and I think the thyme is especially delicious with it, but rosemary or sage would also be really interesting.
I hope you love Broiled Grapefruit Slices as much as I do.
More grapefruit recipes:
- Cucumber Salad with Grapefruit and Avocado
- Grapefruit Brûlée
- Honey Grapefruit Popsicles
- Grapefruit Marmalade Recipe with Jalapeños
- Pickled Ginger-Citrus Salad with Creamy Wasabi Dressing
Broiled Grapefruit Slices with Honey
- 1 large Ruby Red Grapefruit
- ¼ cup honey
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 sprig fresh thyme, washed and dried, leaves removed
- 1 tablespoon crystallized ginger, finely chopped
- Prep grapefruit and broiler. Cut the grapefruit in half horizontally, and then cut each half into about six even wedges. Place them, a few inches apart, on a baking sheet. Set aside.Turn on the broiler and place the rack/shelf as close as you can to the flame, with enough room for the grapefruit to be at least a couple inches below it.
- Make honey "sauce." Add the honey, water, thyme and ginger to a small saucepan, and place it over medium-high heat. Cook only until it's a thinner, evenly combined mixture, about 2 minutes.Spoon about half of the honey mixture over the grapefruit wedges.
- Broil. Place the baking sheet under the broiler. Broil only until they are beginning to char and are sizzling a bit.Then flip each slice of grapefruit over and spoon the remaining honey mixture on top. Return the baking sheet under the broiler until it looks like the other side. (Each side will only take a couple of minutes, so keep a close eye on them!)
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Colette @ JFF!
LOVE the broiled citrus idea!
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Sue/the view from great island
I know the term is overused, but this is literally making my mouth water!
Thank you, Sue! Impossible to overuse that term with me! 🙂
These are lovely! And I know we have a few more pink grapefruits on the tree! I will try them first in a salad, then as a dessert. Thanks!
David, thank you. You're so fortunate to have a grapefruit tree! I love it!
My grandmother always roasted grapefruit halves - this looks so amazing like this though, love all the flavors 🙂
Thanks so much, Rachel -- roasting sounds just as delicious!
I've never seen grapefruits broiled before, very interesting and it looks beautiful.
Hope you try it, Loretta!
Love grapefruit anything! This looks fantastic. We have an abundance of Rio Star grapefruit which has such an amazing flavor - I need to try this. Thanks!
Marye - thank you. 🙂 The Rio Star grapefruits are gorgeous!
Mama's Gotta Bake
I served these this weekend at a family BBQ and they were a big hit! Lovely photos too!
Thanks so much! So happy they were a hit! 😀