Brown Sugar Sunshine

Course : Fruits
Serves: 8
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4 medium grapefruits
4 tablespoons melted butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup ruby port wine
8 medium strawberries -- or cherries
8 sprigs fresh mint
1/4 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup ruby port wine

Preparation / Directions:

Halve grapefruit. Using grapefruit knife, remove fruit from skin being careful not to puncture skin. Remove all excess pith from fruit, cut into 6 bite size segments and replace in skin. Place in metal baking pan and slowly pour wine into each half. Top each half with a generous portion of brown sugar and a drizzle of melted butter. Place on oven rack approximately 6 inches from broiler until sugar begins to bubble and brown. Remove fruit from baker, reserving remaining liquid. Place each half in an individual serving bowl. Garnish with mint sprig and strawberry (or cherry). SAUCE Return baker and remaining liquid to stove top burner on medium heat. Add sauce ingredients and stir slowly until mixture lightly caramelizes and reaches a syrup like consistency. Pour over garnished grapefruit and serve immediately.


Nutritional Information:

282 Calories (kcal); 12g Total Fat; (35% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 46g Carbohydrate; 31mg Cholesterol; 133mg Sodium

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