Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Grapefruits Are Better Than Candy.

My grandparents have spoiled me rotten with citrus fruits. Tony & Rita Pescatore moved to Boca Raton, Florida from New Jersey about 30 years ago. Since then, they have been consistently sending us a huge box of perfectly ripe, juicy, beautiful grapefruits right from their own tree... I feel blessed! There is something magical about a Florida grapefruit that makes my soul feel energized. As dramatic as that may sound, it's true. I love them.

As children, my mother wanted my brother and me to eat as many fruits and vegetables as possible. Candy only in moderation. One of my favorite snacks was my mom's genius creation using the Florida grapefruits.... better than candy, and so simple.

Here's the story.

Cut the grapefruit in half.

Using a grapefruit knife, cut around the perimeter of the fruit
and then in between each section as displayed below.

Drizzle with honey and shake on some cinnamon.
Put it in an oven preheated to 400 degrees for about 5-7 minutes.
You want to allow enough time for the honey and cinnamon to melt
into the grapefruit and get warm in the center.

Serve with a spoon and indulge.
This perfect snack is so delicious and satisfying and will make your day an extra special one.