I recently had the opportunity to try a fruit I had never heard of until a few weeks ago. Persimmon (Persimon) is a fruit grown in Ribera del Xúquer near Valencia in Spain. A fruit that is ready to eat, with a sweetness, similar to that of a mango and can be found in grocery stores like Metro, Sobey’s and even Food Basics, but don`t wait to long to try this delicious fruit, it is only around from October until January.
I was given a few recipes to give me ideas on what I could make. We decided to go with the Pork Chops and Persimon Chutney. It was an easy and simple recipe to follow and dinner was ready in under an hour.
I wasn’t really sure how dinner was going to go, since my hubby is picky and doesn’t really eat foods like salsas or fruity sauces. Dinner turned out to be a hit, so much, that I made a persimmon puree for our chicken the next night. (similar to to chutney recipe)
I think the only item missing from these tasty meals was a scrumptous dessert. I love to bake and my favourite dessert to make is no bake cheesecake. I think a persimmon cinnamon chessecake would be a perfect way to finish off the few I have left. Watch for the recipe, coming soon.
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Have you tried Persimmon? Is this exotic fruit something you would try?
** All ingredients were purchased with a gift card provided**