Citrus Gratin with Toasted Almonds

This warm citrus dessert is an updated version of the old-fashioned half grapefruit broiled with brown sugar. In addition to vitamin C, the recipe provides vitamin E from the scattering of sweet and crunchy almonds on top.Plus: More Dessert Recipes and Tips

Citrus Gratin with Toasted Almonds
Photo: © Dana Gallagher
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 2 grapefruits

  • 2 navel oranges

  • 2 tangerines

  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon finely grated lime zest

  • ¾ cup sliced almonds

  • 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil

  • salt


  1. Preheat the broiler. Set the oven rack 8 inches from the heat. Using a sharp knife, peel the grapefruits, oranges and tangerines, removing all of the bitter white pith. Working over a bowl, cut in between the membranes to release the sections into the bowl. Gently stir in the cinnamon and lime zest.

  2. Spread the citrus sections in individual gratin dishes. In a small bowl, toss the almonds with the turbinado sugar, oil and salt. Scatter the almonds over the fruit. Broil for about 2 minutes, rotating the dishes until the almonds are deep golden brown. Serve at once.

Make Ahead

The recipe can be prepared through Step 1 up to 4 hours in advance.


One Serving 268 cal, 14 gm fat, 1.1 gm saturated fat, 34 gm carb, 7 gm fiber.

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