Is it possible to make it through January and not think about citrus? Orange mesh bags filled with clementines, navels and blood oranges, and large ruby red grapefruits – they’re everywhere right now. Even when the refrigerator is stocked, I have a hard time leaving the grocery store with adding something more to my citrus bounty (I’m currently using the excuse that I need the extra vitamin C to keep up my continued success in warding off the flu).
Lately I’ve been especially smitten with grapefruit. Softball-size, bright pink, extra juicy, tart and sweet grapefruit. It’s been so long, I can’t tell you the last time I put sugar on my grapefruit. It’s been yeeaaars. While this great winter fruit can be tart or even a little bitter, it’s still plenty sweet for my taste.
Today is a different (and delicious) story though! Sprinkle a spoonful of vanilla bean laced sugar over your grapefruit, pop it under the broiler, and in just a few minutes you’ll have a perfect winter treat.