Wednesday, November 21, 2012

80--- Caramelized Persimmons

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!

Caramelized Persimmons
Serves 4

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


  1. I have seen these in the grocery store and wondered what to do with them. I think I'll stop being a chicken and try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I'm 56 years old and I have never eaten a persimmon and I honestly don't recall ever seeing one in a store. I'll have to look for them.

  3. I'm guessing since I live in Billings, MT I will only be able to find these at costco and not readily in a grocery store. How interesting! I will have to try these the next time I go to costco!

  4. Please note there are two kinds of persimmon. One is already custardy and one is like an apple.