Spicy poached persimmon with yoghurt

Persimmons poached with just a hint of spice and orange make a perfect light breakfast or a refreshing dessert. There is no sugar in this, making it suitable for even the healthiest of diets.

Spicy poached persimmon with yoghurt, topped with almonds and orange sauce

Spicy poached persimmon with yoghurt, topped with almonds and orange sauce

Spicy poached persimmon with yoghurt

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 ripe persimmon
  • juice from 1 orange
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
  • 2 cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon of grated ginger
  • 1-2 tablespoons of good Greek yoghurt
  • some finely chopped almonds

Directions

  1. Cut the persimmon into wedges.
  2. Simmer for about 5 minutes in a small saucepan with the juice and spices.
  3. Remove the persimmon wedges with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  4. Let the spiced juice simmer for a few minutes to reduce a bit and absorb the flavours.
  5. Spoon the yoghurt into a small bowl, arrange the persimmon wedges on top.
  6. Pour over the juice and scatter the nuts over the top for a final flourish.

Notes

Although I use almonds for this,  you can use any nuts you like. Pistachios or macadamia nuts add a touch of class for a dessert, and walnuts work too.

Don’t be heavy handed with the spices: persimmons are a treat, and they should be allowed to dominate the palate.

Spicy poached persimmon with yoghurt, topped with almonds and orange sauce

Spicy poached persimmon with yoghurt, topped with almonds and orange sauce

 

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2 thoughts on “Spicy poached persimmon with yoghurt

  1. I’m loving all your persimmon recipes! I confess that I don’t know many ways to prepare this fruit, other than raw, in a salad or in a crumble. You have some great ideas, and this one especially is now on my list. It sounds divine!

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    • Thank you so much. I really have enjoyed having persimmons around: this is one of the first years we’ve had enough of them to be able to try out a few different ideas.

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