Air Fryer Broiled Grapefruit


This warm and juicy grapefruit broiled in an air fryer with a buttery sweet topping is a perfect accompaniment to your Sunday brunch and also makes a lovely dessert or snack. I like to add a pinch of sea salt at the end to really bring out the flavors.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
6 mins
Total Time:
16 mins


  • 1 red grapefruit, refrigerated

  • 1 tablespoon softened butter

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar

  • aluminum foil

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Cut grapefruit in half crosswise and slice a thin sliver off the bottom of each half if the fruit isn't sitting flat. Use a sharp paring knife to cut around outside edge of grapefruit and between each segment to make fruit easier to eat once cooked.

  3. Combine softened butter and 1 tablespoon brown sugar in a small bowl. Spread mixture over each grapefruit half. Sprinkle with remaining brown sugar.

  4. Cut aluminum foil into two 5-inch squares and place each grapefruit half on one square; fold up the edges of the foil to catch any juices. Set in the air fryer basket.

  5. Broil in the air fryer until sugar mixture is bubbling, 6 to 7 minutes. Sprinkle fruit with cinnamon before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

150 Calories
6g Fat
26g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 150
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 44mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 41mg 203%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 195mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

You’ll Also Love