We are lucky enough to have an old persimmon tree on the farm, each year it delivers us a bumper crop and each year we struggle to use all of them. They are quite stunning like orange lanterns amongst the leaves.
Persimmons have a love hate relationship for many people. Eat them too early and your mouth will pucker up and become dry. Over ripe and they can be way too sweet! I find I look for fruit that are firm to the touch and not too light in colour. Kind of like an apple: crisp and firm.
Wash them, cut off the leaves and slice. Eat them raw.
You can make a number of things with them like Persimmon tart-tartan, roast them in the oven with a touch of honey or peel them and roast with some apples for a tasty hot crumble.
During the week I made a fantastic persimmon smoothie, it was a hit with the kids!
- 1 persimmon
- 1 banana
- 6 prunes
- 4 tbsp yoghurt
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 cups trim milk
Place all the ingredients into a blender and blitz until smooth.