A winter crumble is a comforting and delectable dessert, especially when paired with the warming flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg. The scent alone is enough to warm our hearts. This version is made with potassium and beta-carotene-rich persimmons and has a mild, sweet flavor. The crumble topping is dropped in spoonfuls over the fruit below, which is cut into generous pieces.
Persimmons are an orange fruit—technically a berry. Look for Fuyu persimmons, which are pumpkin-shaped and less astringent, containing fewer tannins than the heart-shaped Hachiya variety. The flesh is tomato like and, when eaten raw, has a mildly astringent flavor. Roasting them brings out their sweetness.