Do you know what a persimmon is?
I’d seen them before, but had never actually had one until yesterday. We got several in our CSA box this week, and neither Hubs nor I knew what to do with them.
Of course, being a type A, must-know-everything kinda person, I looked them up and found out that a persimmon is an autumn fruit – a “true berry” like a tomato. Our’s were Fuyu persimmons, I learned.
To start off, I sliced them up.
Next, I out them on parchment on a baking sheet and added a little cinnamon and nutmeg.
We ate them warm – and they were still fairly chewy (not crunchy like I was expecting). To be honest, they weren’t my favorite. The only real flavor came from the spices, not from the fruit.
I later learned through a little more research, that you want them to be soft and juicy-ripe to get the real flavor.
I think I’m going to wait to use my other two. Maybe try making a persimmon cookie or pudding – which are two popular ways that have been suggested to me. Or just try them raw. I’m not ready to give up on them yet.
Some people love them, and I hope, when they’re ready, we’ll love them, too.