SNOW IN A GLASS
3 tablespoons sugar
A pinch of cinnamon
ONE HALF tsp. lemon juice
4 small pears
1 cup red wine
4 scoops vanilla ice cream
2 tablespoons dried apples, chopped
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Peel and core apples, cut into bite-sized pieces, cook with 2 tablespoons sugar, clove and cinnamon until completely soft and then puree.
Peel persimmons, remove seeds and puree with 1 tablespoon sugar and lemon juice.
Bake the pears with the red wine for 20-25 minutes and then cool.
To assemble: Put a spoonful of apple puree in a glass, top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, top with a spoonful of persimmon puree, garnish with a pear, dried apple pieces and a few drops of the wine from the pears.
Click here to read the article the recipe accompanies in The Atlantic