Broiled Grapefruit with Ginger and Maple Cream

Broiled Grapefruit with Ginger and Maple CreamRecipe

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen

Not overly sweet, this elegant, seasonal dessert is a grapefruit-lover's delight. To whip the maple-infused cream into fluffy peaks with ease, start with a frozen metal bowl and whisk. Using chilled tools helps the cream to develop and hold body quickly.


Serves 4 (serving size: 1 grapefruit half and about 1 1/2 tablespoons cream)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 163
Fat 4.8 g
Satfat 2.9 g
Monofat 1.2 g
Polyfat 0.2 g
Protein 3 g
Carbohydrate 29 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 17 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 12 mg
Calcium 43 mg


2 large ruby red grapefruit, halved
1/4 cup turbinado sugar
2 teaspoons finely chopped crystallized ginger
3 tablespoons heavy cream
1/3 cup plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
2 teaspoons maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Preheat broiler to high.

2. Place grapefruit halves on a baking sheet, cut side up. Sprinkle evenly with sugar and ginger. Broil 8 minutes or until grapefruit begins to char.

3. Place cream in a chilled medium bowl; beat with a whisk until slightly thickened. Add yogurt, syrup, and vanilla to bowl; beat with a whisk until fluffy. Top grapefruit halves with cream mixture.


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