Persimmon Bread

Recipe for Persimmon Bread
Becky Luigart-Stayner


3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2-1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups puréed persimmons (4 to 5 fruit)
1 cup (2 sticks) melted unsalted butter
4 eggs, at room temperature
2/3 cup brandy
2 cups chopped walnuts, or other nuts
2 cups raisins, or other dried fruit


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.


Makes 2 loaves.

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The cookie recipe below

I received the “persimmons predict the weather” article in an email this morning and reminded me of the cookie recipe posted below. I made them last year during persimmon season, gave a bundle to my neighbors and they are out of this world delicious. Many to thanks to you Catherine!!

Turned out great!

I really love this recipe, I'm sure I'll use it many more times in the future. I accidentally used bourbon instead of brandy, but it still tastes great! I'll have to try making it correctly another time, but for now, I'm very happy with the rest.

allergic to Persimmons

My parents, bother and sisters could never get enough of Persimmons. I was/am allergic to Persimmons ( mouth puckers up and throat wants to close ) but recently I had some Persimmon bread, not knowing it was Persimmon, and I had no problems. Must be something in the baking process that destroyed whatever I had a problem with. And it was good, so my wife is going to get the recipe and make it, she loves Persimmons.

I'm in my late sixties and I

I'm in my late sixties and I've been on a hunt for a favorite Fall recipe. My ex-husband's grandmother made these wonderful persimmon cookies. They were dollop on the cookies sheet type. And a cake-y type cookie. She's long been gone, almost 50 years, but I can still smell those cookies. She was from Indiana if that gives a hint. Love to get that recipe.

Persimmon Cookies

I have had this recipe about 40 was passed down from my mother - from her mother. They are delicious - my family and friends love them. I hope this is what you were looking for.


Preheat oven to 350 °

1 cup persimmon pulp
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup Cisco shortening
1 egg
2 cups plain flour
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup chopped pitted dates

Combine & beat well sugar, Crisco, egg & pulp.
Sift flour and spices. Add to creamed mixture. Add vanilla, nuts & dates. Drop by teaspoon or small scoop about 2" apart on greased cookie sheet ( or line with parchment paper). Bake app 5 - 6 minutes... Flatten slightly using your fingers and bake an additional 6 -8 minutes. Remove to rack to cool.

I hope this is what you were looking for.
Please let me know what you think.

Persimmon Cookie recipe?

Could you post this recipe on Pinterest please?