Persimmons make good fall treat

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By Phil Junker

When most people think of dessert treats for Thanksgiving, images and thoughts of pumpkin pies come to mind. For others it is persimmons and persimmon pudding.

For many, persimmon pudding is as traditional as that oven-browned turkey and pumpkin pies with a bit of whipped cream on the top.

However, persimmon pudding probably is losing the popularity battle as persimmon pulp is harder to come by these days. There is canned pulp available as some specialty stores. It’s OK, but it’s not as tasty as the home grown and processed pulp.

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