The Persimmon - Heard of It??

A new fruit! That's right my friends...at least its a new fruit to me. I'm talking about persimmons. I saw them at the farmer's market at work this week and just walked on by. Then my co-worker was cutting one up at lunch and asked if I wanted to try...I was hesitant, because it looks funny and I've never heard of them before, but she was very persistent and hey, why not? She was kind of enough to educate me on this beautiful yellow-orange-tomato-apple like fruit that can very sweet when ripe. I ended liking them and decided to go back downstairs and buy a few. They were only $1 a pound, so it wasn't a huge loss if I didn't have anything to do with them.

As I was settling in on my Friday night doing the usual (blogs and pinterest and pajamas). I came across this recipe for cranberry persimmon sauce from Deliciously Organic (found on pinterest) and I got really excited!

So with the extra hour we got on Sunday for daylight savings time I decided to give it a try in the ol' crock pot and it was really good! Just in time for Thanksgiving too!

Cranberry Persimmon Chutney
Here's What Ya Need
1 Bag of Fresh Cranberries
4 Persimmons, Skinned and cut into 1/2 chunks
5 Whole Cloves
½ Cup Honey
¼ Cup Red Wine (I used boxed Malbec, that's right, I said boxed and I'm not ashamed.)
½ Teaspoon Cinnamon or Allspice

Here'a How Ya Do It
Through it all in the crock pot, stir and set it on high until everything is mushy, 2-3 hours. Try to pick out those 5 whole cloves - they won't be tasty if you bit into them. Then transfer to a jar or pyrex to cool and serve. Store in the fridge. I put mine on oatmeal the next morning and on frozen yogurt that night :)



1 comment:

  1. Looks delish! I just bought a bag of cranberries that I have no clue what to do with.. interesting..


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