Roasted persimmons…

I don’t have much imagery for this post, in fact, I can only offer you one photo; but I can elaborate verbally about this dish and hope that I capture your imagination…

Back in December, I came home from Costco with a box of persimmons, like you do, then realised that I was never going to be able to eat them all myself. I rarely eat fruit as it is, so 6 huge persimmons seemed like a mountain of fruit to me. Plus when I tried one, it wasn’t wholly ripe, or tasty. So I tried roasting some; why not, it works for vegetables, I thought it might perk up my persimmons.

And it did. The slices caramelised and sweetened. I tried some with some tahini sauce, a bit of yogurt and some toasted flaked almonds, and it made a perfect sweet treat…probably just a bit too sweet for me, so the yogurt and tahini were perfect ways to tone it down…

Following this experiment, over the festive period I decided to offer this as a dessert choice for my visiting family.

I cut the persimmons into segments, tossed them with a tiny amount of olive oil, then roasted them for 30-40 mins at 200C, moving them around the pan halfway through. Served with yoghurt, they provided a perfect alternative dessert.

The leftovers lasted a couple of days and were just as nice cold, again with yoghurt and another day with my porridge.

I highly recommend roasting your persimmons! I should imagine they are similar to roasted plums or peaches in consistency, and just provide something different πŸ™‚

I shall be sharing this with everyone at this week’s Fiesta Friday, co hosted this week by Shinta and Diann….it’s been too long since I joined in!

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52 thoughts on “Roasted persimmons…

  1. sallybr

    I tell you, you are super clever! I wish I had thought about that, as we got a load of persimmons from our friend in CA (you might remember my recent IMK post?) – and after a while eating them fresh gets kind of boring…

    roasted persimmons… that goes to my files!

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      1. Anita Kushwaha

        Excellent, glad to hear you’re well! We’re trucking right along too. Another trip to London planned for August! Daniel’s brother is getting married. πŸ™‚ xo

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  2. goatsandgreens

    I first tried persimmons this past fall, getting two of them from Whole Foods. I loved them so much I’ve now ordered a persimmon tree to plant in my yard this spring. Possibly since I can’t otherwise guarantee finding them again… Thank you for sharing this recipe at Fiesta Friday!

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  3. TurksWhoEat

    I too have come home from Costco with large packages of fresh fruit that seemed like a great idea in the store, until you get home and realize how much is really in there! These sound wonderful πŸ™‚

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  4. FrugalHausfrau

    I’ve never seen a persimmon (or a quince, or a fresh fig, except once at a restaurant) in the Midwest.And certainly NOT at Costco, lol!! I guess they’re not popular enough to ship? Who knows. Now, I want one, darnit, Elaine!!

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  5. Laura @ Feast Wisely

    Yum Elaine – you made me laugh because I’m not huge in fruit either but on Friday came back from the market with a whole tray of raspberries – as you do for a family of two! I’ll share soon what they’ve been turned into 😊

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  6. Angie | Fiesta Friday

    Elaine!! What a great idea!! I came home from California with a box of persimmons, smuggled into my luggage by my MIL and her scheming son! She has 2 trees in her backyard (Didn’t look like she even harvested any for herself; there must have been hundreds still hanging on the trees!) I ate most of them, nobody else seemed to want any. Maybe if I had roasted them, hmm…didn’t think about it. You are too clever!!

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