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The best recipe for caramelized grapefruit.

Caramelized Grapefruit + Basil and Honey

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


Our Caramelized Grapefruit + Basil and Honey is the perfect use of those in-season grapefruits! A light and refreshing option for breakfast!


  • 2 fresh grapefruit
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar (or regular granulated sugar)
  • 45 basil leaves, chopped
  • topping: a drizzle of honey
  • option for serving: greek yogurt (sub dairy-free yogurt)


  1. Cut each grapefruit in half. Place on a baking sheet and sprinkle each half with about a 1 teaspoon of sugar.
  2. Broil on high for 3-5 minutes – you will want to watch it carefully as it is a fine line between caramelizing and burning. Remove from oven when sugar starts to brown.
  3. Two options for serving:
    1. Leave in rind and cut around sections with knife for easy access. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle each grapefruit with about 1 leaf worth of basil. Serve immediately.
    2. Remove grapefruit sections from rind. Place in a small bowl, add about 1/2 cup greek yogurt, and about 1 teaspoon worth of basil – drizzle with honey.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 grapefruit
  • Calories: 78
  • Sugar: 11.6 g
  • Sodium: 2.7 mg
  • Fat: 0.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.3 g
  • Protein: 0.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg