Turn Grapefruit into a Sweet Treat

Baked grapefruit with honey and pistachios
By Chef Meg Galvin, Healthy Cooking Expert at SparkPeople.com

This time of year, grapefruit is plentiful and affordable, and it makes an appearance on many a breakfast table. If you're looking to liven up your morning grapefruit, this easy recipe is for you.

Sweeten up your morning grapefruit by baking it. This will make a grapefruit love out of anyone. You could also serve this as a snack or dessert.

Minutes to Prepare: 5 Minutes to Cook: 15 Ingredients 1 grapefruit
1 teaspoon honey
2 teaspoons shelled and finely chopped pistachios

Directions Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Slice the grapefruit in half.
If your grapefruits are tipping over, use a knife to remove a thin layer from the bottom, taking care not to expose the flesh.
Use a paring knife to separate the grapefruit segments (optional). Run the knife between the inner flesh and the white pith between the flesh and rind.
The grapefruit halves on a baking sheet and top with the honey and chopped pistachios.
Bake for 15 minutes.

Serve warm.
Serving Size: Makes 2 servings, 1/2 grapefruit each
Calories: 57.6

More grapefruit recipes and tips:

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SparkPeople Healthy Cooking Expert Meg Galvin is a World Master Chef, culinary instructor, and the author of "The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose the Weight." A farmer's daughter and marathon runner, she lives in northern Kentucky with her husband and three teenage sons.