Warm Grapefruit with Maple Dressing

Good Morning grapefruit lovers.  This is a quick and fun recipe to change up your grapefruit usage.  I was curious about serving warm grapefruit and this was really quite tasty.  Try this one and pump up your vitamin A and C intake for the day!


  • 1 grapefruit
  • 2-4 Tablespoons Ben’s Maple Syrup (depending on sweetness preference)
  • 2 Tablespoons Amish Roll Butter


Remove the peel and bitter white pith by slicing down the sides with a sharp knife, following the shape of the fruit.

When finished you are left with just the beautiful winter fruit.  The peel and pith on a grapefruit are quite thick, you may be surprised.

Slice the grapefruit into thick slices, grapefruit “steaks” if you will, circles.  Put them aside and start the sauce.

In a small microwaveable bowl add the juice from one grapefruit slice, 2-4 Tablespoons of Ben’s maple syrup, and 2 Tablespoons of butter.  Microwave for 30 seconds. The butter will be mostly melted, whisk the liquid until the butter is totally melted and the liquid is all incorporated.

Pour about 3/4 of the sauce into a skillet and turn it on medium high heat.

Let the sauce come to a bubble and start to brown slightly.

At this point you are ready to add the grapefruit slices.  Gently place them into the pan.

You are basically warming the grapefruit, not cooking it, so the time on the heat is very quick, about 15-20 seconds per side.

Place the warmed fruit on a plate and sprinkle with the uncooked sauce. I enjoyed mine as a breakfast with some eggs and a nice cup of tea.  Give this new idea a try with your grapefruit, see how you like it!

About Sarah

Sarah is a trained chef and owner of Whisk Baked Goods. She lives in Chelmsford with her husband and two active boys. Sarah is passionate about food, loves eating local, and cooking gluten free foods.