Grapefruit gratin with cinnamon: the simplest recipe to enjoy a seasonal food

Within the citrus family, grapefruit does not enjoy exactly the same recognition as its peers. The bitter taste throws back those who seek the sweetness of orange or tangerine, or the fresh acidity of lemon. But, when you learn to appreciate it, it is a very healthy fruit that hooks.

A very easy way to give it a different and more appetizing touch is to gratin it with spices and a touch of sugar or honey, without going to the extremes of a certain cartoon character. The idea is to help the fruit to caramelize with its own sugars, enhancing its aromas and taking out its juices.


For 1 people
  • Red or pink grapefruit 1
  • Butter (1/2 teaspoon or less) 2 g
  • Brown sugar to taste
  • Ground cinnamon to taste
  • Ground nutmeg to taste
  • Salt flakes (optional)

How to make grapefruit au gratin with cinnamon

Difficulty: medium
  • Total time 13 m
  • Elaboration 5m
  • Cooking 8 m

Preheat the gratin oven and prepare a tray or platter. Wash and dry the grapefruit well.

Cut in two halves and, with a small point knife or sharp blade, lightly mark the pulp around the skin, and each of the segments. We do not want to cut them, only to facilitate their consumption later.

Brush with butter, sprinkle with brown sugar and spices to taste. Place on the tray and gratinate for about 5-10 minutes, until it bubbles and has darkened.

The time will depend on the type of oven, the point of the fruit and the taste, so it is advisable to be watching the oven door at all times. Remove and serve with a spoon, with a few flakes of salt if desired.

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