Seeing persimmons in the store is a sure sign that Autumn has arrived. And if you’re lucky enough to have your own tree, you might be trying to figure out what to do with them all! These Persimmon Spice Cookies are a perfect seasonal treat – full of spicy goodness! You’ll want these all year round!
You know Fall has officially arrived when the markets start filling up with Persimmons. These beautiful orange globes originated in Asia, then found their way to the United States in 1851. Persimmons (from the genus Diospyros) are packed with vitamins A, B and C, as well as manganese. They are a fantastic source of fiber and contain many antioxidants and gallocatechins (a tumor inhibitor). Two thousand different cultivators exist, with 20 fairly well known varieties available in many markets. In most US markets however, you’ll find the two most commercially available varieties from September – December: Hachiaya and Fuyu persimmons.