Broiled Fresh Picked Grapefruit W/ Grand Marnier Cherries

All these grapefruit, I have been using them in so many ways. By no means am I saying this recipe is healthy, but it sure is good. The cherries are something I put together a while back and they’ve been sitting in my fridge, absorbing those amazing flavors of simple syrup and Grand Marnier Liquor.

The Cherries:

1 1/2 c fresh cherries, pitted

1 c Grand Marnier

2/3 c white granulated sugar

2/3 c water

The Grapefruit:

2 grapefruit, sliced in half

4 tbs white granulated sugar

The cherries will need to be done days before. Start off by adding the sugar and water to a small pot. Cook on medium low, stirring often until the sugar has completely dissolved. This is your simple syrup. (You can make this with a few drops of vanilla and use it to make Italian sodas.) Allow the syrup to cool about 10 minutes. Stuff your pitted cherries into a Mason jar. Pour the Grand Marnier over the cherries. Add the simple syrup. Close the lid tight and refrigerate for a minimum of 5 days. These last quite a while in a properly chilled refrigerator.

Time for the grapefruit. Preheat your broiler. Make sure the rack is on the top level. Sprinkle the cut sides of each grapefruit with 1 tbs of sugar, each. Arrange on a sheet pan and slide under the broiler for 10-15 minutes. Now, I have an old 70’s double oven so, cooking times will very. Once the grapefruit has caramelized a bit and the pulp is starting to push out of the skin, remove from the broiler and allow to cool 5 minutes or so. Top each grapefruit off with one of those delicious little cherries and there you go.