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  • 3 large red grapefruits (such as Texas Rio Stars), peeled and sectioned
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated or ground nutmeg


  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Place grapefruit sections in a broiler-safe 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with sugar; dot with butter. Sprinkle spices over top.
  3. Broil until bubbling and beginning to brown at the edges, about 5 minutes. Cool 2 minutes. To serve, gently transfer sections to bowls with a metal spatula; scoop up juice in pan and drizzle over sections.
—Recipe by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough

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