It is persimmon season and I have been collecting an abundance of them from my CSA box on a weekly basis. I am not really a huge fan of the taste of them, so I got creative in the kitchen!
Persimmon and Satsuma Fruit Leather
4 satsuma oranges
1 cup strawberries
2 tbsp ginger powder
1 tsp vanilla powder
Wash persimmons well, remove stems and cut into pieces. Peel satsuma and cut the tops off the strawberries.
Add fruit, ginger, and vanilla powder into Vitamix or food processor and purée until smooth.
Pour the mixture onto Teflex sheets (or parchment paper) and using a spatula smooth over sheets into a square shape making sure it is completely even and you can no longer see the Teflex sheet below – approx. 1/8″ thick.
Dehydrate for 8-10 hours at 105° F. Dehydration times will vary depending on how thick you spread it out, but when it is dry but still a little sticky it’s done. Test it out by peeling back a corner. If it comes off easily in one big square, it’s ready.
Cut parchment paper the size of your teflex sheet. Slowly peel off the fruit leather and place onto the parchment paper. Cut into your desired strip size and roll them up!
They should last 4-6 weeks in an airtight jar.