Persimmon Butter…

Sweet persimmon and spices cooked down to a spreadable butter…

If you’ve been curious about persimmons but have no idea what to do with them, try this simple recipe for persimmon butter. This butter elevates just about anything you spread it on.

For the recipe and the story behind my inspiration, you can find it here on the St. Petersburg Foodie website.





  1. Marcia said:

    My question is, what do you do with persimmon butter? I don’t like sweet stuff on bread or toast — I never liked jam or jelly, even as a kid. With jams and jellies you can at least use them up in making cakes, but persimmon butter doesn’t have a strong enough taste to be useful there. Someone gives me persimmon butter every year and I don’t know what to do with it! Thanks.

    January 18, 2017
    • said:

      Hi Marcia, It’s funny, I created this recipe with the sole purpose of spreading it on breads of all kinds; I never thought of branching out beyond that! Persimmons go very well with pork and also are great as a part of a cheese plate. Thinking outside the box, apple butter and persimmon butter are very similar, so they might also have similar applications: stirred into oatmeal, cottage cheese, or yogurt; served alongside potato pancakes; and maybe (I haven’t experimented) as a swap out for oil in baked goods. Apple butter can be used as an oil substitute in baking at a 1:1 ratio, so why not persimmon butter?! Now that you’ve got me curious…the next batch will be for baking to see if it works; let me know if you attempt it first! Hope this helps… ­čÖé

      January 19, 2017

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