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
- 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
- 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.