When fully ripe, persimmons have a glossy red-orange skin, similar to tomatoes, and a tangy-sweet flavor. They are available at most markets from October through March; choose fruit that is plump and slightly soft but not at all mushy.
Enjoy a little something sweet after lunch with one of these easy fruit-based desserts.Mix fresh navel orange segments with orange marmalade to make an easy dessert sauce. Spoon it over creamy ricotta cheese -- or use Greek-style yogurt if you prefer.
Tequila-Soaked Watermelon Wedges - This grown-up fruit dessert borrows flavors from a margarita. Tequila and triple sec infuse the watermelon slices, which also get a spray of lime juice and a sprinkling of coarse salt.
Caramelizing plums and peaches on the grill brings out their natural sweetness, and Francis Mallmann bastes them with melted butter and sugar to make them even more luscious. A dollop of cool mascarpone tops the warm fruit. More Fruit Desserts