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Onse serving of Grapefruit Brulee with fresh mint

Minty Grapefruit Brûlée

Valentina K. Wein
This Grapefruit Brûlée recipe takes grapefruit to the next level. It's deliciously light, sweet and super impressive for guests. You can make this grapefruit brûlée without a blowtorch if you don't have one -- just pop them under the broiler. 
4.91 from 10 votes
Prep Time 14 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 115 kcal


  • 1 large Ruby Red grapefruit
  • 2 tablespoons golden brown sugar
  • fresh mint for garnish, washed and dried


  • Cut the grapefruit in half, horizontally. Then use a grapefruit knife, or sharp paring knife to cut around each segment, inside the membranes, and around the inside of the pith. If the halves are wobbly, slice about 1/4 to 1/2-inch off of the bottom to create a base.
  • Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the sugar over each grapefruit half.
  • 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 caramelizes, about 1 minute. Watch it carefully, as it can burn easily.
  • Garnish with mint and serve.
Keywords desserts for breakfast, great for brunch
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