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Glazed Persimmon Bars Recipe

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Persimmons are a brightly colored, glossy orange red skinned fruit. It's an excellent source of vitamin A, a good source of vitamin C and rich in fiber. It stars in these dessert bars.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 48 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mashed ripe persimmon pulp
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves, optional
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped dates or raisins
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 99 calories, 4 g fat (trace saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 77 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the persimmon, sugar, oil, egg and lemon juice. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and spices; add to sugar mixture. Stir in dates and nuts.
  2. Spread into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Combine glaze ingredients; spread over bars. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Originally published as Glazed Persimmon Bars in Birds & Blooms October/November 1998, p55

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 99 calories, 4 g fat (trace saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 77 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

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