Broiled Grapefruit Crisp Recipe -
Broiled Grapefruit Crisp Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Broiled Grapefruit Crisp

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"A burst of citrus flavor, the scent of cinnamon, and a sweet crunchy topping combine to make a refreshing breakfast treat!"

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Original recipe makes 2 grapefruit halves Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    15 mins


  1. Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source.
  2. Remove all visible seeds from the grapefruit and loosen sections from membrane with a sharp knife. Place grapefruit halves cut side up in a baking dish.
  3. Stir the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt together in a small bowl; add the butter and mash with a fork to incorporate oat mixture into the butter. Spread about half of the butter mixture over the top of each grapefruit half.
  4. Cook under the broiler until the topping is golden brown, about 10 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 30, 2012

I only made one substitution--I used Splenda brown sugar blend instead of regular brown sugar. Holy frijoles, this is brilliant. The best breakfast I've had in a LONG time.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 03, 2011

I did not care for this recipe.


52 Ratings

Aug 17, 2010

Simple and delicious! I love apple crisp so why not a grapfruit crisp? Well, I wasn't disappointed. I usually just eat these things cold with a bit of Splenda, but this was really nice change. I used light butter and added a little nutmeg along with the cinnamon. As with anything you but in a broiler you have to watch it carefully so it doesn't burn. Everyone's oven is differnent, so use the 10 minutes as a guide - it may take less time than that.

Jul 13, 2010

All righty then. This is great, but for all of you BURNING the grapefruit, try this. Put it in the microwave oven. It works ever soo well, and in under 2 minutes. The crispness is STILL there. I do it this way in the Summer, soo as not to have to turn on the Broiler, as well, I do it this way for a dessert as well. Cheers NV

Apr 27, 2010

I was skeptical of this because I am not much for warm fruit. I couldn't stop thinking about this though once I read the recipe because I was curious as to how it tasted. Ingredient wise - I did not change a thing. I did follow others reviews and baked at 350 for 10 minutes. Final product: I LOVED it! This a great breakfast that can be made quickly. I saved 1/2 the grapefruit and oatmeal mixture for tomorrow's breakfast. Thanks for a great recipe!

Nov 18, 2009

I enjoyed this, even though I do not like grapefruit! If you are making for only one person, you can easily refrigerate half the grapefruit and half the topping.

May 20, 2010

I tried this on a whim this morning, as I like oats and cinnamon, and I adore grapefruit. I made it exactly how the recipe called for (except I omitted the salt), but only one half. Broiling it burnt the out of the topping, so I took out the rest of the topping and the second half and tried it again, baking it at 350 for 10 minutes. Came out nicely that time. It's interesting, but I don't think I'd make it again. Something about the sweetness of the topping and the tartness of the fruit don't really go together all that well!

Jan 12, 2010

This is a nice change from the ususal grapefruit for breakfast. It's so yummy and tastes just like a crisp! I have a very hot oven so when I broiled it, it burnt the top in no time so I tried just baking it at 350 and worked perfect.


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  • Calories
  • 161 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.7 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 4.7 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 3.2 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 228 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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