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Oma's Grilled Grapefruit

➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson

Oma's Grilled Grapefruit ... an oldie but a goodie!

This easy grilled grapefruit, aka Gegrillte Grapefruit, is one of the quick breakfast recipes that's great for company. It also works as an appetizer for a brunch buffet. 

How German is this? Not really sure, but there are many variations of this in most of my German cookbooks. Why? Because it's so easy and delicious.

Need a garnish? Add a maraschino cherry on top! Although commonly called grapefruit in German, this delicious fruit is also known as Pampelmuse.

Not only easy and delicious, but also nutritious! Full of vitamins and minerals and fiber, this is a great way to start the day or for an extra boost of energy any time.

BUT, there is a caution!

Make sure you loosed the fruit from the rind BEFORE you grill. Use a special grapefruit knife for this. It's very hard to do this once the grapefruit is grilled and hot.

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If served as appetizers, use small grapefruits. One serving is half a grapefruit. If served for breakfast, make some scrambled eggs with bacon to go alongside.

Oma says,

This appears to have been a 'fad' recipe from years ago. I must admit that I've not seen this on restaurant menus for years or shown online ... perhaps it's time to bring it back!

Ready for grilled grapefruit?

Oma's Grilled Grapefruit

This easy grilled grapefruit, aka gegrillte Grapefruit, is one of the quick breakfast recipes that's great for company. It also works as an appetizer for a brunch buffet, perhaps alongside some scrambled eggs.

How German is this? Not really sure, but there are many variations of this in most of my German cookbooks. Why? Because it's so easy and delicious.

Prep Time

10 minutes

Bake Time

10 minutes

Total Time

20 minutes

Servings:

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 grapefruits
  • about 2 tbsp butter
  • about 2 tbsp granulated sugar (preferably coarse)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat grill or broiler
  2. Cut grapefruits in half. Using a grapefruit knife, release the fruit from the rind as much as possible without breaking through the rind.
  3. Put pieces of butter on top of each half and sprinkle with sugar.
  4. Grill or broil until sugar is melted and top is nicely browned, about 10 minutes. 
  5. Serve immediately.

Notes/Hints:

  • Use red grapefruit if they are available. Not only are they usually sweeter, but they look so pretty once they are grilled.

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Oma's Grilled Grapefruit ... an oldie but a goodie!

Easy Grilled Grapefruit made Just like Oma



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Easy Grilled Grapefruit made Just like Oma


This easy grilled grapefruit is one of the quick breakfast recipes that's great for company. It also works as an appetizer for a brunch buffet.


Ingredients: grapefruit, sugar, butter,

For the full recipe, scroll up ...

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