So I finally bit into the ugli fruit. It definitely doesn’t have an ugly taste.
The taste is quite…tangy. Sour even. More like a sour orange than a bitter grapefruit, and not as sweet as a tangerine.
I had mentioned in an earlier post that I wanted to try broiling the ugli fruit, much like one would broil a grapefruit for breakfast. I cut it in half. I sprinkled coconut sugar and freshly grated ginger on one half and placed it under the broiler for 5 mins. I ate the other half in the meanwhile. Contrary to what I had posted earlier, I wouldn’t juice the ugli fruit. If I did, I would at least juice an orange with it to add some sweetness.
I like the finished product! Broiling the ugli fruit brought out more of its grapefruity-ness, which I didn’t mind, but is a problem if you don’t like grapefruit.
1 ugli fruit (or grapefruit)
1 tsp coconut sugar
1 tbsp freshly grated ginger
- Set the broiler on hi (or low – it’s up to you)
- Sprinkle the grated ginger and coconut sugar onto the cut side of the fruit
- Place the fruit on baking sheet
- Let broil for 5 minutes
- Let cool of 1 minute
- Scoop out the pegs and enjoy!