Persimmon Bread is the perfect treat for fall. These bright orange fruits are harvested in October. If you’ve never tasted persimmons, try this!
It’s important for the persimmon to be soft and ripe (not rock-hard) before using or it will be quite astringent. Some describe the taste of persimmon as similar to pumpkin; others think the fruit has a hint of peach or mango. It’s a unique taste! They’re perfect in breads as they add a lovely touch of sweetness and lots of moisture.
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Did you know: According to folklore, the seeds of a persimmon can be used to predict winter weather!
Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter two loaf pans and dust with flour.
In a bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg. Make a well in the center.
In another bowl, mix together persimmon purée, butter, eggs, and brandy. Add to well and stir to blend. Add nuts and raisins and stir.
Pour into prepared pans. Bake for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.