This recipe for broiled grapefruit with dark chocolate balsamic is a secretly healthy and delicious breakfast you can share or indulge in all by yourself.
Citrus is always best in the winter. Obviously, grapefruit and oranges do not grow very well, if at all, in Pennsylvania, but you can still support local businesses by buying your citrus fruit from the farmers market.
My grandfather gave me the grapefruits I used in this recipe so I am not sure where they came from. However, the dark chocolate balsamic is from Tastealotta and the honey is from Strites’ Orchard. That means half the recipe uses local ingredients. You can top the grapefruit with the honey before broiling it, or you can add it to the balsamic reduction to make it sweeter. Though, I found that the reduction with just the balsamic is tasty enough on its own.
I recommend waiting until after the grapefruit is broiled to cut it. The broiled grapefruit will retain its juice better and the cinnamon does not seem as overpowering when you wait to cut it. I also recommend bookmarking this recipe and saving it for your sweetie for Valentine’s Day. What better way to start a romantic day than with a sweet grapefruit topped with dark chocolate balsamic?
Making the reduction is simple, but it does take some time to make. Start the reduction when the oven is heating up to ensure that the grapefruit and reduction finish about the same time.
- 1 grapefruit
- 1-2 tsp cinnamon
- 1-2 tsp honey (optional)
- ¼ cup dark chocolate balsamic vinegar
- Turn oven on to broil. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
- Heat the balsamic in a pan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer. Stir occasionally until the balsamic has reduced and thickened.
- Cut the grapefruit in half. Sprinkle both sides with cinnamon and honey, if desired. Broil for 5 minutes.
- Top the grapefruit with the balsamic reduction. Serve warm.