Seen these guys round your local farmers market lately?
Yours may be a bit cleaner and not have the ‘dusty’ look my fruit are apparently going for. Either way they’re called persimmons and these particular kind are of the diospyros kaki variety. I don’t know much else, other than I bought a bunch and they are FAR from any sort of ripeness.
So I gave them and rising and knifing and tossed ’em into the oven.
No salt, sugar or spices. Pure persimmon.
To be honest I kind of lost track of how long these were in the oven for (at 250 degrees.) Probably somewhere between 2 and 3 hours, longer wouldn’t have hurt.
They curl up and get crisp yet keep a chewy bite.
Pretty much like any other dried fruit, these are a bit sweet, chewy and incredibly satisfying. Sweetness coming from a natural source, hells yeah!
So looking for another sugar-free sweet snack? Try baking persimmon slices, it’s super easy and a great excuse to try something new!
Tags: dried fruit, persimmon