James Beard's Amazing Persimmon Bread Recipe

Preparation:  15 min. Cooking: 60 min. Total: 75 min.
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  • 3 1/2 Cup sifted flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 Cup sugar
  • 1 Cup melted unsalted butter , cooled to room temperature
  • 4 large eggs , at room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 5 1/4 Fl Oz cognac , bourbon or whiskey
  • 4 squishy-soft persimmons , pureed (about 2 cups of puree)
  • 2 Cup walnuts or pecans , toasted and chopped
  • 2 Cup raisins , or diced dried fruits (such as apricots, cranberries, or dates)
Note: Using the higher amount of sugar will produce a moister and, of course, sweeter bread.

Butter two 9 inch loaf pans. Line the bottoms with a piece of parchment paper or dust with flour and tap out any excess. Preheat oven to 350 ℉. Sift the first 5 dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the center then stir in the butter, eggs, liquor, persimmon puree then the nuts and raisins.

Bake 1 hour or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Storage: Will keep for about a week, if well-wrapped, at room temperature. The Persimmon Breads take well to being frozen, too.
Calories
680 Cal
Fat
32 g
Carbs
88 g
Protein
8.7 g
Fiber
4.9 g
Sugar
37 g
Cholesterol
110 mg
Sodium
570 mg


Nutrients

Fiber     4.9 g
Fat     32 g
Sugar     37 g
Carbs     88 g
Protein     8.7 g
Calories     680 Cal

Fats

Fat, Poly     5.1 g
Fat, Mono     12 g
Fat, Sat     12 g
Fat, Trans     0.1 g
Fat, Percent     42 %

Vitamins

Vitamin, K     4.3 mcg     3.6 %
Vitamin, A     670 IU     22 %
Vitamin, B12     0.2 mcg     7.9 %
Niacin     2.8 mg     17 %
Riboflavin     0.4 mg     28 %
Vitamin, C     3.8 mg     4.2 %
Vitamin, D     6.9 IU     1.2 %
Vitamin, B6     0.1 mg     8.6 %
Vitamin, E     1 mg     6.6 %
Panto, Acid     0.6 mg     12 %
Choline     54 mg     9.8 %
Thiamin     0.5 mg     38 %

Minerals

Calcium     47 mcg     4.7 %
Phosphorus     150 mg     22 %
Magnesium     43 mg     10 %
Copper     0.4 mcg     42 %
Fluoride     5.2 mcg     130 %
Zinc     1.4 mg     13 %
Cholesterol     110 mg     0.5 %
Sodium     570 mg     38 %
Selenium     18 mcg     33 %
Manganese     1.2 mg     17 %
Potassium     410 mg     8.7 %
Iron     3.2 mg     40 %