I recently received about almost a couple a dozen Persimmon from my sister, from her garden. I shared some with my colleagues at work and carried some for that mid-afternoon snack and meanwhile thought about recipes I could use them in.
I totally love Orange marmalade. I made the Cranberry-Orange Marmalade a while back and that was a lot of fun. Maybe it is the bright color of Persimmons, but Persimmon-Orange marmalade was the first thing that popped into my mind.
Here’s how I made my jam…
1 Orange pulp, pith removed
4-5 Persimmon ripe pulp or raw grated
Peel or rind of one Orange (grated or sliced thin)
1 cup orange juice
1 cup maple syrup or agave or honey
2 cups sugar
juice of one lemon
1 tsp cardamon powder
a dash of all spice
Add orange pulp, persimmon pulp or grated persimmon, maple (or honey or agave) syrup, sugar, orange rind,orange juice, lemon juice and cardamon to a large pan and bring to a boil. Reduce flame and continue to cook till the mixture thickens approximately 60-90 minutes. The cardamon gives a nice aroma too as you make the jam!
Cool and transfer to air tight jars and refrigerate for immediate use or can in air tight canning jars for future use following canning procedures. This was my first attempt at canning and it was really exciting to hear the jar’s popping!