Franschhoek Wine Valley

Italian Baked Persimmons from Alleè Bleue Bistro


Baked Persimmons                                                 

Serves 4

4 ripe persimmons, halved

50g butter

200ml dessert wine

Juice of 1 orange

1 vanilla pod, seeded and keep pod

½ tsp mixed spice

50g dark muscovado sugar

200g frozen raspberries (do not defrost)

To serve:

100g toasted hazelnuts, roughly crushed

Vanilla ice cream garnished with orange zest



·         Preheat the oven to 220°C.

·         Melt together the butter, dessert wine, orange juice, vanilla seeds, mixed spice and sugar together.

·         Remove the leaves and halve the persimmons. Place cut side up in a snug fitting round baking dish.

·         Pour over the vanilla syrup and tuck in the vanilla pod.

·         Bake for 20 minutes until the persimmons soften, spoon over the syrup at intervals.

·         Add the frozen raspberries for a further 3 minutes.

·         Sprinkle over toasted hazelnuts and serve with vanilla ice cream


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