The other day, my neighbor was giving away persimmons he’d picked from his tree. I stopped and put some in my trusty shopping bag.
They were Hachiya persimmons, which are only good when they’re completely soft and mushy. I made persimmon bread, a cocktail or two (coming later this week!), and dried the rest in my dehydrator.
Man, dried persimmons are addictive. They’re sweet and chewy and chocked full of vitamins, antioxidants, and other good-for-you stuff. Best of all, while dried persimmons cost $15.99 a pound, mine were free.
How To Make Dried Persimmons
1. Cut ripe persimmons straight across into slices approximately 1/4 inch thick.
2. Lay fruit on the dehydrator tray.
3. Dehydrate for 6-8 hours until the persimmons are leathery, but not brittle.