There are two ways of preparing this very simple refreshing sweet, but never attempt to serve persimmons unless the fruit is very ripe, so ripe that it will split easily.
These beautiful orange fruit with an exquisite calyx freeze well and make a natural “sorbet”. Ten minutes before serving them, remove them from the deep-freeze then slice them in half and serve with grappa poured over. They can also be eaten fresh, cut in half with the grappa poured over.
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