Delve into hot sweet maple persimmon fruits on top of creamy cinnamon porridge – utterly delightful.
300ml unsweetened milk of choice
1 heaped tablespoon yoghurt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon yoghurt
1 tablespoon melted dark chocolate
1 teaspoon almond butter
3 chopped walnuts
To make the maple persimon…
Slice 1 persimmon into 5mm thick rounds, heat 2 tablespoons of maple syrup in a small frying pan and carefully add the persimmon slices into it. Allow the persimmon to sizzle for 6 minutes turning occasionally, until they turn a rich dark orange.
To make the porridge…
Add the oats to a pan, pour over the liquid, tip in the cinnamon and vanilla extract and yoghurt and stir over a medium heat. Stir regularly and cook until the oats turn creamy.
Spoon the hot porridge into a bowl, drizzle over a spoonful of dark melted chocolate, spoon on the yoghurt and then place the hot maple persimmon onto the porridge. Scatter over the walnuts and enjoy.
(Recipe created by bloggers Claire & Sarah)
Persimon, persimmon or sharon fruit?
The fruit is usually referred to as persimmon (plural persimmons).
Sharon fruit – named after the Sharon plain in Israel – is the marketing name for the Israeli-bred variety. Their astringency is artificially removed, so they can be eaten at all stages of maturity.
Persimon is the trademarked name for the Spanish P.D.O. certified variety of the fruit – spelt with a single ‘m’ to help distinguish it.
The P.D.O quality seal is the only one in the world for a persimmon variety and is recognised by the European Union.
This specific variety is grown in the Ribera del Xúquer Valley, near Valencia. The variety currently grown in the area is called Rojo Brillante (Bright Red).
About the fruit
Persimmons have a sweet, delicate flavour similar to a peach or a mango and they are a good source of antioxidants, such as carotenoids and flavonoids.
They make the perfect snack as they don’t require any peeling and don’t contain a stone.
Persimmons are also a high fibre fruit that can help lower cholesterol, reduce blood-sugar levels and keeps your digestive system healthy.
They are available in all major retailers from mid-October until January.
About the recipes
P.D.O Persimon has partnered with six food influencers, who have created a series of recipes featuring the persimmon fruit.