Walnut Persimmon Chews

I have never cooked or eaten persimmons very much until coming to Vancouver. This year one of our local backyard gardeners (they have such amazing gardens in this city!) gave me a pile of homegrown persimmons and chokos.

  • 1 1/2 c persimmon pulp (cooked or raw)
  • 3/4 c honey
  • 2 T butter
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 c chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 c very finely chopped walnuts

Cook the persimmon pulp, honey, butter, egg yolks and the 1 c walnuts in a double boiler. For the first 25 minutes keep the heat to around medium and stir the mixture regularly, once the mixture starts to thicken, turn it down a little and cook for another hour or so, stirring occasionally to make sure it doesn’t stick. The mixture will get thicker and thicker. You can test a bit by putting it in the fridge and seeing how hard it gets.

Once it is thick, remove it from the heat and allow to cool. Roll into small balls and roll in the finely chopped walnuts. Eat.

I found a whole ton of persimmon recipes at the website www.justfruitrecipes.com, this is my GAPS and SCD – friendly version of the old fashioned persimmon chew recipe.

This recipe is posted for day 7 of the Twelve days of Bloggi-mas over at www.amoderatelife.com.

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Renee

    I made the chews with another recipe I found online, see ingredients below, and followed the same cooking method, even cooked it longer but the mixture never really got hard enough to makes solid balls. Mine were so soft and gooey I put them in the freezer but they still remained soft…yummy though!

    1 c Dark brown sugar, packed
    1 c Uncooked persimmon pulp, fresh or frozen and thawed
    1 c Black walnuts, chopped
    2 Egg yolks
    1 tb Butter
    1/4 c Confectioners’s sugar mixed with 1/4 cup finely chopped black walnuts

  2. Jason@JLHealth

    Sounds like the perfect treat for the kids…and dad! Reminds me of the treats my grandmother used to cook when I was young. Thanks for sharing with the Hearth and Soul hop.

    1. hellaD

      Yeah the kids loved them and we were all relieved to have something tasty that they could munch on that wasn’t refined-sugar filled for a change. We’d love to hear more about your grandmother!

  3. humphrey

    believe it or not, my dad grows persimmons now, not bad in my estimation, like candy tomatoes!

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