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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Broiled Persimmons with Mascarpone

When fully ripe, persimmons have a glossy red-orange skin, similar to tomatoes', and a tangy-sweet flavor. They are available at most markets from October through March; choose fruit that is plump and slightly soft but not at all mushy.

  • prep: 5 mins
    total time: 15 mins
  • servings: 4
Photography: BEATRIZ DA COSTA

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Ingredients

  • 4 ripe persimmons

For the Garnish

  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Crystallized ginger or turbinado sugar (optional)

For the Mascarpone Mixture

  • 9 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Heat broiler, with rack 6 inches from heat. Slice persimmons in half crosswise. Place halves cut side up in a baking dish, and drizzle each half with honey. Broil until tops are golden brown and caramelized, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from oven; immediately drizzle 1 tablespoon lime juice over the tops.

  2. Step 2

    While persimmons are broiling, whisk together mascarpone, vanilla, and remaining tablespoon lime juice in a medium bowl. Serve persimmons hot, each half topped with a dollop of mascarpone mixture and sprinkled with ginger or sugar, if desired.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, December 2002

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Reviews (1)

  • 26 Dec, 2008

    3 QUARTS of honey!? That must be a typo. More like 3 TBS, don't you think?