Caramelized Persimmon and Vanilla Yoghurt
Recipe Type: Side
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Serves: 2
Fragrant yoghurt and crunchy pumpkin seeds help make persimmons the perfect snack.
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 Fuyu persimmon
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 cup 2 percent Greek-style yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ vanilla bean
  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F. Place the pumpkin seeds on a sheet tray and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until toasted and lightly browned. Remove the seeds from tray (to avoid carry over cooking) and reserve.
  2. Slice the sides off the Fuyu, like an apple, avoiding the core. Slice into ¼-inch pieces and coat in sugar. Heat a non-stick sauté pan over medium-high heat and cook, allowing the sugar to caramelize and reach a dark brown color before turning over. Line a sheet tray with parchment paper or non-stick mat. Transfer persimmon slices to tray and let cool slightly.
  3. Split the vanilla bean in half and scrape the seeds into the yogurt. Whisk the honey and seeds into the yogurt. Scoop the yogurt into two bowls, and top with persimmon slices and pumpkin seeds.
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