Do you like persimmons?
This is a fruit that I didn’t discover until I was an adult. I’m happy to see that they are becoming more popular and easier to find each Fall.
This applesauce is made with Fuyu Persimmons, which are my favorites. They are flat on the bottom and are ripe when they are still firm. Another type of persimmon is the Hachiya, which is heart shaped. If you’ve ever bit into one of these astringent persimmons before it is soft and ripe, you wouldn’t forget it. I generally stick with Fuyu for eating fresh and using in recipes.
3 Fuyu Persimmons, peeled & cubed
3 Medium Apples, peeled, cored and cubed
1/2 cup Water
1 T Agave
1 t Vanilla Extract
Add all ingredients to slow cooker.
Cook on high until tender – approximately 2 hours.
Mash by hand with a potato masher or with an immersion blender.
Can be eaten warm or chilled.
Thanks to Melissa’s Produce for the delicious persimmons!