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Author Notes: Puff pastry makes this a fast and easy dessert that packs my favorite flavors of fall into one sweet, flaky bite. —vvvanessa
- 1 tablespoon sweet butter
- 1/4 cup real maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon light or dark brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch kosher salt
- 3 small, ripe fuyu persimmons
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- 1 sheet puff pastry, about 8 inches by 8 inches, defrosted by still cold
- 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
- crème fraîche, optional
- Preheat oven to 400ºF.
- In a small saucepan, melt the butter. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the maple syrup, brown sugar, spices, vanilla, and salt to combine.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or Silpat, and lay the puff pastry sheet on top.
- Slice the persimmons in 1/4-inch thick slices along the equator. Coat one slice at a time with the maple syrup mixture, shaking off the excess liquid then layering the slices in a nice pattern on the puff pastry. Sprinkle the pecans over the top.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, turning the pan about 10 minutes into cooking. The dish is done when the persimmons soften and the puff pastry is lightly browned.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool at least 5 minutes. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and serve warm or at room temperature with an optional drizzle of crème fraîche.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Persimmons
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