I think all brunches should include some fruit. And, when you're hosting four family meals in two days, fast and easy is the name of the game. These grapefruits are just that, in addition to tasty, elegant, and a fun twist on a breakfast staple! Cutting around the rind and between the membranes before you assemble makes eating easier on your guests and gives extra space for the sugar and spice to make its way into the fruit (ya know, just a tip!).
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
3 or 4 ruby red grapefruits
Preheat the broiler. Position an oven rack in the top third of the oven.
Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Stir to ensure even distribution.
Halve each grapefruit. Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar evenly on each grapefruit half. Place under the broiler about 5 minutes, until golden and bubble. Watch closely; these will go from perfect to burned in the blink of an eye!
Recipe adapted from The Comfort Table, by Katie Lee.