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Broiled Grapefruit with Ginger and Maple Cream

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen


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

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.


  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

Cook's Notes

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