Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Persimmons are in season! If you live in a metropolis, these fruits are readily available this time of year. If you live in my not-so-tropolis then you just get lucky when you pass by them at Costco. They are an Asian fruit and full of vitamins A and C-- perfect for preventing those nasty head colds this time of year!
Broiling a persimmon brings out the sweetness and makes the flesh custard-y (yes, it's my word). Great for breakfast!
2 medium persimmons (firm but ripe), cut in half crosswise
2 Tbsp light brown sugar
2 Tbsp lemon juice
Heat oven to a low broil and place a rack ~6-8" from the top of the oven.
Place persimmon halves, cut side up, on a baking sheet and sprinkle each half with ~1/2 Tbsp brown sugar.
Broil for ~6-8 minutes or until flesh is soft and tops are caramelized.
Remove from oven and douse each half with 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice.
Nutrition info per 1/2 persimmon: 33 calories, 0 g fat,
0 g protein, 8.6 g carbohydrates
Posted by Lindsay Kay Kordick, MS, RD, LN, HFS at 5:00 AM