Keep the good Giants orange vibe going with persimmon perfection

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on November 2, 2012

Persimmon bounty on Olive St in Menlo Park

Menlo Park resident David Sowerine let us know that a tree from his yard is yielding the perfect way to continue the San Francisco Giants celebration and get ready to add a touch of orange to this month’s Thanksgiving holiday. “The 1940s persimmon tree’s bounty is on at 999 Olive St.,” emailed David. “We’re once again selling them three for $1 with all proceeds going to Episcopal Charities.”

Because many people don’t know what to do with a persimmon once they have one, he also sent along the following tried-and-true recipe:

“Once your persimmons ripen (turn soft and pink) do this — it’s ambrosia!”

  1. Mix 1 egg, 1 cup sugar, 1/4 cup milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 cup persimmon pulp.
  2. Separately mix 1 cup flour, 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, 1 cup raisins, 1tsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, 1/2 tsp cloves, 1/2 tsp salt.
  3. Combine the two mixes together.
  4. Bake for 30-40 minutes at 350F until passes clean-toothpick test.

David’s final reminder: “Share with others!”

Photo by David Sowerine

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alex November 2, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Sounds delish! Thanks!


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