Delicious Grapefruit Brulee is just a grapefruit sprinkled in sugar and hit with the blowtorch or broiler.
Tried this recipe? Please leave a star ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating below and/or a review in the comments section down the page. You can also stay in touch with me through social media by following me on Instagram, Pinterest, and TikTok or by subscribing to my newsletter.
Looking for a fun way to spice up your winter grapefruit? Look no further than this recipe for grapefruit brulee (if you can even call it a recipe). You need two ingredients: granulated sugar and juicy grapefruit halves and one other thing: a kitchen torch. You can use any variety of grapefruit-like pink grapefruit or white grapefruits, too. I prefer pink grapefruit for my grapefruit Brulee.
- Sugar: I prefer to use granulated white sugar, but you can also use brown sugar. Brown sugar would be delicious, too.
- Grapefruit: try any variety of grapefruit-like pink grapefruit or white grapefruits.
- Optional: a dash of salt or coarse sea salt or fresh mint on top after torching the grapefruits.
See recipe card for quantities.
If you don't have a kitchen torch, use the oven broiler. Preheat broiler to high and place the grapefruit with sugar on top on a baking sheet. Put the baking sheet on the top oven rack and broil for 5-7 minutes until the sugar is a dark amber color.
Use the kitchen blow torch on the sugar until it turns a deep amber color, about 1-2 minutes per grapefruit. The grapefruit should have a crispy surface on top.
Don't touch the hot sugar, first, let the grapefruit cool.
Use a sharp paring knife to slice the grapefruit insides into segments BEFORE torching the top with sugar. This will make the grapefruit easier to eat.
Try this with other citrus fruits. I like using citrus fruits like oranges for this, too. I don't really recommend using citrus fruits like lemons, though. Too sour!
Grapefruit brulee does not store well. Eat right away.
The BEST Grapefruit Brulee
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 2 grapefruits
- Slice the grapefruits in half and line on a cookie sheet.
- Sprinkle each grapefruit top with a spoonful of granulated sugar making sure to cover the entire top of the grapefruit.
- Use kitchen blowtorch or broiler to heat sugar. For the broiler, leave the grapefruits in the oven for 5-7 minutes. If using a blowtorch, it takes about 1-2 minutes to heat the sugar per grapefruit.