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Caramelised honey baked persimmons

Caramelised honey baked persimmons

Persimmon’s are not only underrated, but many people are often confused on how they can incorporate them into recipes. Here is a simple dessert recipe using persimmons that is sure to tickle your tastebuds with its caramelised flavour.


  • 4 persimmons
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 cup of hot water

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Peel persimmons, remove stalks. Slice fruit in half horizontally through centre. Place cut side up in large ceramic or glass baking dish.
  2. Deseed vanilla pod, add to small bowl with honey and stir seeds through. Add bean pod to baking dish. Dissolve honey mixture in hot water and pour over fruit.
  3. Cover dish with foil, bake for 30-50 minutes, until persimmons are soft. Preheat grill till hot. Remove foil, spoon syrup over top of fruit. Place dish under grill for 10 minutes or until fruit begins to brown on top.
  4. Serve immediately with syrup and yoghurt or cream if desired.
Photo and recipe courtesy of Persimmons Australia.