Watch out—I’ve learned to use a kitchen torch! After a bit of struggle trying to fill the torch with butane, I think I have it worked out now…at least for the time being.
I have never been a fan of playing with fire. Lighting matches on a birthday cake is enough drama for me, and for that task I use a long automatic lighter that has no chance of burning my fingers like a match might if I take too long. I received the kitchen torch for my birthday some months ago but only purchased the butane last week.
A friend mentioned that she wanted to try a grapefruit brulee and I thought that was a great idea.
Much healthier than the 4 crème brulees that were chilled in my refrigerator, that is for sure!
How to make Bruleed Grapefruit:
- Cut the fruit and remove the seeds out,
- Sprinkle with sugar and let the torch do its work.
I take most anything that Alton Brown says as the trusted and tested kitchen truth, so when I found his easy steps for making a grapefruit brulee I thought I’d share it here with you.
In my quest to start my days with a healthier twist, this bruleed grapefruit lets me think healthy while still cracking through a shell of sugar—perfection! You could make this a breakfast grapefruit or a dessert.
Yes, obviously the healthier version is to skip sugar all together but this grapefruit brulee does the trick of straddling the line for dessert between healthy and decadent!
- 1 grapefruit
- 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
- a pinch of salt
- Cut the grapefruit in half and remove as many seeds as possible.
- Sprinkle the sugar over the cut halves. Use the kitchen torch to heat the sugar. It will bubble quickly and then move the torch in small circles until all of the sugar is melted.
- Add a dash of salt to finish it off and enjoy!
Practice with your kitchen torch and move it side to side quickly, not letting the flame settle in any one place for very long so that you don't burn the sugar.
Serving Size:half a grapefruit
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 76Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 66mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 15gProtein: 1g
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Holly Baker started the food blog, A Baker’s House, in 2011. She is the writer, recipe creator, and photographer for the site. Holly loves to bake and shares recipes for gluten free food, canning recipes, as well as traditional desserts too. Her recipes and food photography have been highlighted by BuzzFeed, Reader’s Digest, and She Knows.