California Poached Persimmons

Total Time:
43 min
Prep:
8 min
Cook:
35 min

Yield:
2 1/2 cups
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 6 firm-ripe Fuyu persimmons (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 3/4 cup strained fresh orange
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon minced peeled fresh gingerroot
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Directions
  • Stem and peel the persimmons, discard any seeds, and cut each persimmon into 8 wedges. In a saucepan combine the persimmons, wine, orange juice, sugar, gingerroot, and cinnamon, bring the liquid to a boil, stirring occasionally, and simmer the mixture, covered, for 15 minutes, or until the persimmons are tender. Transfer the persimmons with a slotted spoon to a bowl, boil the syrup until it is reduced to about 1/2 cup, and pour it over the persimmons. The persimmons may be served warm or chilled over ice cream, rice pudding, or bread pudding.


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