Persimmons are sweet cold-weather treats (recipe)

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Persimmons are a late-season treasure. In fact, the Latin word for it means “food of the gods.” Ripe persimmons are a sweet, orange-red fruit ranging in size from 1 to 3 inches. Persimmons can be consumed fresh, dried or as an ingredient of breakfast cereals, muffins, pies, breads, cakes, salads and puddings.Persimmons begin appearing in markets in October and are available through February. Look for persimmons with taut, glossy skin, avoiding fruit with soft spots or bruises. If persimmons are still firm, store them at room temperature and allow them to ripen. To speed up the ripening process, you can …
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