This lovely Minty Grapefruit Brûlée Recipe is light, sweet and perfectly delicious. You can make this grapefruit brûlée without blowtorch if you don’t have one — just pop them under the broiler. Amazon affiliate links are for your convenience. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases at no additional cost to you.
Is this dessert? Or is it a side of fresh fruit? Is it simply pretty on the plate? Who really cares — it’s divine tasting and absolutely stunning to look at. 🙂
I’m serving this as part of brunch this weekend, but I think it’d work brilliantly after dinner, too.
Well, as brilliantly as any dessert that doesn’t contain chocolate.
Sometimes a refreshing — rather than rich — sweet is just what’s needed. Sometimes.
How perfect would a bite of this Minty Grapefruit Brûlée be after our any hearty, savory dish?
Oh, and this is becoming a favorite for breakfast, too! Why not!?
It’s so refreshing and bright — a perfect way to begin any day.
How to Caramelize the sugar on the Grapefruit Brûlée
The good news is you can make this grapefruit brûlée without blowtorch. Of course if you have one, feel free to use it. Otherwise, placing the lightly sugar coated grapefruits under a broiler will also do the trick. (Both methods are explained in the detailed recipe below.)
So whether you have the Minty Grapefruit Brûlée for breakfast, a first course or dessert, I hope you love it as much as I do!
This lovely Minty Grapefruit Brûlée Recipe is light, sweet and perfectly delicious. You can make this grapefruit brûlée without blowtorch if you don't have one -- just pop them under the broiler.
- 1 large Ruby Red grapefruit
- 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 small bunch fresh mint, washed and dried
Cut the grapefruit in half, horizontally. Then use a grapefruit knife, or sharp paring knife to cut around each segment.
Sprinkle the top surface of each grapefruit half, evenly with about half of the sugar.
Then use a small kitchen blow torch or the broiler to brown the sugar. If you are using the torch, simply turn it on medium-high and evenly go around until all the sugar has caramelized. If you are using the broiler, place the grapefruit halves on a baking sheet, and adjust a rack so it's directly under the flame. Broil the grapefruit just until the sugar is brown, about 1 minute.
Use a paring knife to help you insert a small mint leaf inside one side of each grapefruit segment and serve!
Be sure to eat the mint leaves with each bite, and please squeeze all the juice out when you’re done eating! Drink it -- it’s wonderful!
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