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California Love – Baked Grapefruit

California Love – Baked Grapefruit

A palate cleansing, citrusy-sweet dessert of baked grapefruit.
By Olivia Caminiti

A refreshing dessert of intensified flavors and warm flesh of a baked grapefruit.  Four-years ago I had my first baked grapefruit, as a snack with tea, at a Roebling Tea Room in Brooklyn. It was citrusy and sweet on my palate as it lit up my mind with wonder of the genius behind this dish. I have seen baked grapefruit popping up in more places since I had my first encounter but because it is so easy to make, why not just have it whenever I want? My best friend Bianca, being as in-tune as she is with me, showed up to my house one evening with ingredients in hand to make baked grapefruit. It was a dessert snack that hit the spot! This dish could be a dessert, a Sunday Funday breakfast, or a snack. Switch it up each time you make it too! Different jams, some simple spices, or whatever else comes to mind.

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Flavor Match Maker -Baked Grapefruit

  • Author: Olivia Caminiti
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x


A palate cleansing, citrusy-sweet dessert of baked grapefruit.


  • 1 grapefruit
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon strawberry jam (choose favorite flavor)


  1. Preheat oven to 400*F (205*C). Cut grapefruit in half. Cut each half along the pith and in-between slices to loosen the fruit. Put a half a teaspoon of both brown sugar and jam on each half of the grapefruit. Place cut side up in a glass baking dish. Bake for 12 minutes. Let cool for 2-3 minutes then enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
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