While all over the country various crops have been total failures this year, the Persimmon crop in South Central Indiana appears to be a very good one! Persimmons are abundant right now. It is time to gather and put up for winter use. Many people run them through a sieve and freeze the pulp for use later in cookies, puddings, cakes, breads and various recipes. Another way of putting them up is to make Persimmon Butter and can it in canning jars or freeze the butter. With the abundance of persimmons this year, perhaps putting them up both ways is the way to go.
I didn't have a recipe for Persimmon Butter, but I had tasted some a friend of mine made last year and it was delicious. So I set out to try to recreate the flavor and consistency of hers. She doesn't use recipes but rather just throws a little of this and a pinch of that and maybe a dab of something else together and ends up with some great dishes! Anyway, I didn't come out with the exact flavor of hers, but I did come up with one that I really like and my family really likes.
Just Me - Granny D