Top | Jackie Varriano

Broiled Persimmons

(recipe, Jackie Varriano)

primary-image, l


  1. 6 Tbsp. honey
  2. 6 Tbsp. brandy
  3. 6 ripe Fuyu persimmons
  4. ½ cup toasted and chopped hazelnuts
  5. 6 Tbsp. creamy chèvre or goat cheese


  1. Set the oven to broil, with a rack in the middle of the oven. In a small bowl, whisk the honey and brandy together, then set the mixture aside.
  2. Cut the stem off of each persimmon, then cut each fruit into horizontal slices. Arrange each slice in a shallow baking dish and pour half of the honey-brandy mixture over the slices, coating thoroughly.
  3. Place the dish under the broiler on the middle rack. After 8 minutes, pour the remaining honey mixture over the persimmons. Broil for another 5 to 7 minutes, checking for the persimmons to get slightly browned and soft.
  4. Transfer to a serving plate and serve, topped with chopped hazelnuts and dollops of goat cheese.