15 thin slices French or Italian bread
2 ½ tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1/3 cup raisins
2 cups milk
1 cup Hale grapefruit juice
4 eggs, slightly beaten
1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar, divided
½ teaspoon grated grapefruit peel
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 Florida grapefruit, sectioned
Preheat oven to 350F. Spread one side of each bread slice with butter. In a 1 1/2 -quart shallow baking dish, arrange bread, buttered-side down and sprinkle with raisins. In a medium bowl, beat together milk, grapefruit juice, eggs, 1/3 cup brown sugar, grapefruit peel and cinnamon until combined. Pour over bread slices; let stand 30 minutes.
Place baking dish in a pan of hot water. Bake in a 350 degree oven 45 minutes to 1 hour or until tip of knife inserted in center comes out clean. Remove pan from oven, top with grapefruit slices and remaining 2 tablespoons brown sugar. Broil 2 to 3 minutes or until sugar melts.
YIELD: 6 to 8 servings.