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A question about a recipe: Chocolate Persimmon Muffins

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I have a question about the ingredient "American persimmon pulp, or Hachiya pulp" on the recipe "Chocolate Persimmon Muffins" from thirschfeld. Is there any fruit puree you might suggest instead of persimmon? We are totally out of persimmons and have grown to LOVE this recipe.

asked by Stephanie G over 5 years ago
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added over 5 years ago

I'm crazy about this recipe too and recently subbed 2 cups of banana puree for the persimmons. They weren't as amazing as the original ones, but far superior to run-of-the-mill banana muffins.

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AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added over 5 years ago

I would use some fig, nectarine or plum jam. And I'd add a bit of crushed anise seed if using fig. And I'd reduce the sugar just a bit. ;o)

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added over 5 years ago

I've read applesauce can sub for persimmons. I don't know how accurate that is as I've never tried it though.

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added over 5 years ago

I've subbed mango and it was an interesting result. Sweeter than the persimmon goods and a little moister, too.

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added over 5 years ago

They all sound great...I think Im going to have to make multiple batches!

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added over 5 years ago

pumpkin--I think persimmons have that spicy fall flavor....

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