We’re never not going to eat cremé brulee – but every weekend is a little much, don’t you think? We’re getting that same burnt sugar rush from this simple and chic breakfast (or dessert) idea from our gal, Aliza Sokolow. Aliza runs Poppyseed, the social media agency half of LA’s top restaurants turn to for well-styled social media feeds. We love picking Aliza’s brain for the best new food trends she’s loving. At the moment, she’s turning local farm, J.J.’s Lone Daughter Ranch’s top crop – these giant grapefruits – into a glamorous, caramelized treat (just one more reason why we love her!). We may have just found our next big farmer’s market addiction…

Bruleed Grapefruit with Cardamom


1 grapefruit
2 Tbsp brown sugar
sprinkle of cardamom

Supplies: a culinary blowtorch!


Slice the grapefruit in half and remove all the seeds. Cut a thin slice from the bottom to help stabilize the grapefruit. Cut around the perimeter to free up the segments.

Generously and evenly sprinkle brown sugar on top. Light handheld blow torch and with the tip of the flame held a couple inches from the grapefruit, move flame over the brown sugar until caramelized.

Sprinkle with cardamom powder and enjoy!

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