Serves 6; Recipe by Courtney McDonald
-3 fuyu persimmons, cut in half crosswise
-3 Tbsp. brown sugar
-juice and zest of 2 mandarins
-1 pint vanilla ice cream (optional)
Preheat broiler to high. Sprinkle the cut side of each persimmon half with the brown sugar and mandarin juice and zest. Place on a baking sheet and broil until sugar begins to caramelize. Remove from the oven and transfer to a serving platter. Top each persimmon with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, if using, and serve immediately.