Persimmons and Grappa

Cachi con Grappa

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Appears in

Leaves from The Walnut Tree: Cooking of a Lifetime

Leaves from The Walnut Tree

By Ann Taruschio and Franco Taruschio

Published 1993

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  • 4 persimmons
  • 4 spirit measures of grappa


    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 β€œsorbet”. 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.