EASY PERSIMMON JAM RECIPE

Persimmon Jam is very easy to make, it can be used in cheesecakes or just spread it on toast. This recipe will be ready in 35 minutes with only 4 ingredients.

Persimmon Jam is very easy to make, it can be used in cheesecakes or just spread it on toast. This recipe will be ready in 35 minutes with only 4 ingredients.Persimmon Jam is very easy to make and it is delicious this time of the year. The jam takes only minutes to make with juts a few ingredients. I love to have some on buttery toast in the morning or to add it to desserts, like in these Persimmon Cheesecake Bars. The jam would also make great hostess gifts! Put it on pancakes, oatmeal, or pair it with cheese, there are so many combos you can enjoy this seasonal jam with!

What Kind of Fruit is a Persimmon?

Persimmons are red-brown or orange fruits , they grow on trees and looks similar to a tomato. They come in two varieties: stringent and non-astringent, the latter being pleasingly sweet. The Giant Fuyu (also known as Jumbu or Hana Fuyu) is harder to find, but it’s on the sweeter, non-astringent side. The Hachiya – is shaped like an acorn and about the size of a medium tomato, it has shiny, bright orange skin. It is usually widely available in grocery stores and is extremely astringent until it is so soft that the flesh can be eaten like a pudding.

What Kind of Persimmons Should I Use to Make Persimmon Jam?

The key to sweet and delicious Persimmon Jam is to get ripe persimmons, otherwise you will get that unpleasantly astringent flavor and fuzzy texture. Don’t worry if you can’t find ripe persimmons at you local store, you can just buy them, and place them on your counter in a brown paper bag, they will be done in a few days. You can use the Giant Fuyu that are sweeter, or use very ripe Hachiya. Make sure you taste the fruit that you intend to use, to make sure it is not astringent.

Persimmon Jam is very easy to make, it can be used in cheesecakes or just spread it on toast. This recipe will be ready in 35 minutes with only 4 ingredients.

This fruit is pure perfection to me, I love the color, the sweet taste and the aroma. The pulp of the ripe fruit is so sweet and delicious, I actually like to eat the skin as well.

Can You Eat the Skin of a Persimmon?

Yes, you can! It totally comes down to your own preference. Make sue you wash them before eating, also pay attention that you may find a seed or two.

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Persimmon Jam is very easy to make, it can be used in cheesecakes or just spread it on toast. This recipe will be ready in 35 minutes with only 4 ingredients.
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PERSIMMON JAM RECIPE
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Persimmon Jam is very easy to make, it can be used in cheesecakes or just spread it on toast. This recipe will be ready in 35 minutes with only 4 ingredients.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Catalina Castravet
Ingredients
  • 1 cup persimmon puree 6 large persimmons, peeled
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
Instructions
  1. Make sure you use ripe persimmons. 

    Peel the persimmons, chop and place in a food processor. Pulse until you are left with a smooth puree.

  2. Transfer persimmon puree into a medium saucepan over medium-high heat and add the sugar. Boil for 15 minutes on medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  3. In a small bowl, mix water and corn starch until the corn starch is dissolved. Add the mixture to the persimmon puree followed by the lemon juice and boil on low - medium heat for another 15 minutes, (stirring occasionally), or until slightly thickened.
  4. Let the jam cool down to room temperature.
  5. Pour into sterilized jars and seal, store in the freezer. Or pour into mason jars, that can be closed airtight and store in the refrigerator for immediate consumption.

Best Persimmon Jam is very easy to make, it can be used in cheesecakes or just spread it on toast. This recipe will be ready in 35 minutes with only 4 ingredients.

Persimmon Jam is very easy to make, it can be used in cheesecakes or just spread it on toast. This recipe will be ready in 35 minutes with only 4 ingredients.

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