Dwarsrivier Valley Tourism

Italian Baked Persimmons from Alleè Bleue Bistro


Baked Persimmons                                                 

Serves 4

4 ripe persimmons, halved

50g butter

200ml dessert wine

Juice of 1 orange

1 vanilla pod, seeded and keep pod

½ tsp mixed spice

50g dark muscovado sugar

200g frozen raspberries (do not defrost)

To serve:

100g toasted hazelnuts, roughly crushed

Vanilla ice cream garnished with orange zest



·         Preheat the oven to 220°C.

·         Melt together the butter, dessert wine, orange juice, vanilla seeds, mixed spice and sugar together.

·         Remove the leaves and halve the persimmons. Place cut side up in a snug fitting round baking dish.

·         Pour over the vanilla syrup and tuck in the vanilla pod.

·         Bake for 20 minutes until the persimmons soften, spoon over the syrup at intervals.

·         Add the frozen raspberries for a further 3 minutes.

·         Sprinkle over toasted hazelnuts and serve with vanilla ice cream


The Dwarsrivier Valley

The Dwarsrivier Valley serves as a triumphant example of the way forward. Here we can experience a unique balance between pure historical Cape Culture and modern day lifestyles of wellness, gourmet foods and fine wines. The valley has what it takes to satisfy the humanitarian, the socialite, the nature lover, the historian, the adventurous spirit and certainly the connoisseur.


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