Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Broiled Grapefruit w/Maple Sugar (Paleo Dessert)

Broiled Grapefruit w/Maple Sugar
This recipe was inspired by this Williams-Sonoma recipe I made a few years ago.

Here's how I modified it:
1 grapefruit, cut in half and sectioned
1 tsp. coconut butter, melted
2 tsp. maple or date sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Preheat oven to Broil (high).

Place grapefruit halves on a baking sheet. Drizzle each half of the grapefruit with melted coconut butter and spread with a pastry brush, spoon, or knife. Sprinkle with (maple or date) sugar and cinnamon.

Broil for 3-7 minutes (depending on oven heat and space between sheet and broiler), until the tops begin to bubble and the sugar begins to caramelize. Remove from oven, garnish with mint, and serve.

This recipe is so easy and is so flavorful! The spicy cinnamon is a perfect pairing with the floraly, citrus flavors of the grapefruit. The perfect way to end a holiday meal or to satisfy a sweet tooth, without the heaviness or guilt. 

*After further review, I am nixing the beet sugar (that I had originally posted) from my diet. I'm finding that it's not much different from the processed cane sugar we've already eliminated from our diets. So, for this recipe I have two alternatives:

1. Maple Sugar
2. Date Sugar

I prefer the maple sugar for this dessert!

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