Bacon-Wrapped Persimmon Wedges

December 2009
Bacon-Wrapped Persimmon Wedges

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Once roasted, the sweet persimmon morphs into a tart morsel—the perfect foil for rich bacon.

Makes: 10 servings

Prep: 30 mins

Roast: 40 mins

Ingredients
  • 1 pound sliced bacon, cut crosswise into thirds
  • 8 persimmons, cored and sliced into 6 wedges each
  • 1/4 cup sherry vinegar, for brushing
  • Salt and pepper
Directions
  1. Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven and preheat to 400 degrees . Wrap a piece of bacon around each persimmon wedge; secure with a toothpick and arrange on 2 parchment-paper-lined rimmed baking sheets. Roast for 20 minutes. Flip the wedges, rotate the pans and increase the heat to 425 degrees ; roast until the bacon is crisp, about 20 minutes. Brush with the sherry vinegar and season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.
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