I love persimmons. My grandma has grown persimmons for as long as I can remember, so they always remind me of home. I typically eat them raw, but this fall, I decided to make persimmon bread, and I'm so glad that I did.

Persimmon bread is sweet and moist, perfect for breakfast or dessert. If you've never had it before, imagine a sweeter pumpkin spice bread and that's pretty much what persimmon bread tastes like

#SpoonTip: If you don't have fresh persimmons, you can get them from Imperfect Produce or at your local farmers' market.

Persimmon Bread

  • Prep Time:15 mins
  • Cook Time:50 mins
  • Total Time:1 hr 5 mins
  • Servings:2
  • Easy


  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4-5 persimmons
  • 1 1/3 cups unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins
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  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350°F and butter 2 loaf pans.

    #SpoonTip: If you don't have 2 loaf pans, you can use a muffin tin and make persimmon muffins instead.

  • Step 2

    Add flour, sugar, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, and baking soda to a large mixing bowl. Combine well with whisk.

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  • Step 3

    Melt butter and let cool to room temperature.

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  • Step 4

    Wash, peel, and cut persimmons. Purée in blender or food processor.

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  • Step 5

    Add persimmon purée, butter, apple sauce, and raisins to mixture. Mix well.

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  • Step 6

    Pour batter into buttered pans.

  • Step 7

    Place loaves in oven for 50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Enjoy!

    #SpoonTip: If you're making muffins, check on them at 25 minutes.

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