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!”
- Mix 1 egg, 1 cup sugar, 1/4 cup milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 cup persimmon pulp.
- 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.
- Combine the two mixes together.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes at 350F until passes clean-toothpick test.
David’s final reminder: “Share with others!”
Photo by David Sowerine