Persimmon Crisp

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  • 5 very ripe large Hachiya persimmons (substitute peaches)
  • 1/3 cup cranberries (substitute another tart fruit such as blackberries)
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown rice flour (or other flour of choice)
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cut the persimmons in half. Scoop out the pulp using a spoon and chop it finely on a cutting board.
  3. Place the persimmon pulp in a large mixing bowl and mix in the cranberries, honey and butter.
  4. Transfer to an 8-inch rimmed baking dish or individual ramekins.
  5. For the topping combine all the dry ingredients for the topping in a medium bowl. Add the egg and butter. Mix with your fingers to crumble and form small dough pieces. Scatter the topping evenly on the fruit.
  6. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes.
  7. Serve warm or at room temperature with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.