Delicious Ersimmon Bread Recipe: A Sweet and Spiced Homage to Tradition

Nov 28, 2023 | Baking & Bread


Prep Time

Cooking Time

20 minutes
55-60 minutes


– 3 ripe persimmons
– 2 cups all-purpose flour
– 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
– ½ teaspoon baking soda
– ½ teaspoon salt
– 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
– ½ teaspoon ground cloves
– ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
– 1 cup granulated sugar
– 2 large eggs
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– ½ cup chopped walnuts (optional)


1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a loaf pan and set aside.

2. Begin by preparing the persimmons. Take 2 of the ripe persimmons and peel them. Using a grater, grate the flesh of the persimmons into a bowl. This will add a delightful texture to the bread. Set aside.

3. Take the remaining ripe persimmon and chop it into small pieces. These pieces will give the bread bursts of concentrated persimmon flavor. Set aside.

4. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. This aromatic blend will infuse the bread with warmth and spice.

5. In a separate large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. You can use an electric mixer or your own elbow grease to accomplish this.

6. Add the eggs to the butter-sugar mixture, one at a time, beating well after each addition. This will ensure the bread has a tender and moist crumb.

7. Stir in the vanilla extract, grated persimmons, and chopped persimmons until well combined.

8. Gradually add the dry ingredient mixture to the wet ingredients, mixing just until no streaks of flour remain. Do not overmix as it may lead to a denser bread.

9. If desired, gently fold in the chopped walnuts, adding a crunchy and nutty element to the bread.

10. Pour the batter into the greased loaf pan, spreading it evenly.

11. Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

12. Once baked, remove the bread from the oven and let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing.

Tips and Variations:
– If persimmons are not readily available, you can substitute them with mashed bananas for a delightful twist on traditional banana bread.
– For an extra burst of flavor, add a tablespoon of freshly grated ginger to the batter.
– Serve a slice of Ersimmon Bread lightly toasted with a pat of butter and a drizzle of honey for an indulgent treat.


Ersimmon Bread is more than just a recipe; it is an homage to generations past. As you savor each bite, let your mind wander to simpler times, where families gathered around tables sharing stories and flavors that brought them closer together. And may these sticky-sweet memories accompany you into the future, as you create new traditions with your loved ones. Enjoy every crumb!


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