Put your cast iron to work this fall and whip up this Pear Persimmon Skillet Crumble! Sweet, ripe persimmons and mild pears are baked with a crunchy oat crumble, then served with out-of-this-world rum sauce!
In a bowl, combine flour, oats, brown sugar, pecans, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Using your fingers, rub in 6 tablespoons of butter to form clumps. Place crumble in freezer to harden.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large cast iron skillet, melt the remaining butter over medium heat, swirling the pan to ensure even cooking. When the butter foams, becomes golden, and gives off a nutty aroma, add the sliced pears and persimmon, grated ginger, lemon juice, sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Stir to coat, then cook about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the cornstarch and rum. Sprinkle the crumble evenly over the fruit mixture. Place skillet in oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until crumble is golden and persimmon are tender. Remove skillet from oven to cool.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter, cream, and maple syrup and stir over medium-high heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, then lower the heat and allow to simmer 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in the rum. Serve with bowl of warm crumble and vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 574kcal Calories from fat 244|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 27g||42%|
|Saturated Fat 14g||70%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||16%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|