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Honey baked persimmons with vanilla and cinnamon

Honey baked persimmons with vanilla and cinnamon

Honey baked persimmons with vanilla and cinnamon and crushed ginger biscuits
 Recipe: Johnny Hamman

Serves: 4
Preperation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour
Oven Temperature: 200 °C
4 persimmons 
1 stick cinnamon
4 slices ginger
2 whole star anise
1 t vanilla extract
4 T liquid honey
⅓ cup boiling water
zest of 1 lemon zested
Juice of 2-3 limes  (limes)
4 of your favourite ginger biscuits crushed
Clover Classic Custard for serving
Preheat oven to 200 °C.
Cut persimmons in half horizontally (you can leave the skins on). Place cut-side-up in a baking dish. Combine cinnamon, ginger, star anise (if using), vanilla, honey, lemon zest and juice and boiling water in a bowl, then pour over persimmons.
Cover with tinfoil and bake for about 45 minutes, or until persimmons are soft. Check on the persimmons halfway through cooking time and if they are looking dry you can top up with a little more liquid if needed.
Switch oven to grill. Remove tinfoil and spoon honey syrup over the top of the persimmons, then return to the oven to grill for 5-10 minutes or until the tops are caramelized and browned.
Divide persimmons between serving plates and sprinkle with ginger biscuit crumble and serve with the Clover Classic Custard. 

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