Recipe Directions

Put the persimmon pulp into the blender discarding the skin. Add almond butter and coconut butter and blend until smooth. (If you dont have almond butter, you can make it with a high speed blender. Add couple of handful almonds to the power blender, keep stirring and mixing while almonds are getting crushed and powdered. Due to the heat generated it becomes damp and forms a thick paste.) Transfer the puree on to the teflex sheet and dehydrate at 100 degrees for 3-4 hours, flip and dehydrate for another 2 hours or until it loses most of the moisture. You can mix cashew nuts and cardamon and cut it into shapes you like. If the dehydrated puree becomes too hard, you can tear it and break it to coarse granules in a food processor. I was making bulk, so I had to re-process them in order to be able to press and cut into shapes. I used pizza roller to press the dough.

Dinesh's Thoughts

You may be familiar with conventional version of Indian sweet called halwa made from refined flour, refined sugar, clarified butter, etc. This version of halwa is all natural and raw, tastes delicious, the prepared sweet can be stored inside the refregerator for several weeks. I used fully ripened hachiya persimmons, courtesy to my neighbor who had these heavenly delicious fruits falling on his backyard and getting rottened. Those of you have the tree (otherwise these are expensive in the market), this recipe is a good way to preserve it through the season and out.

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RawKaren's Review

Persimmon Halwa
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Cant wait to try this............... persimmons are in season!

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cool!

thanks for the idea (which *lol* i modified just a tad!)

it's in the dehydrator now

i used 1/2 tahini 1/2 almond butter

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added in 1 c of shredded organic coconut

1/4 tsp or so of sea salt

and

omitted cashews

mixed everything in the vitamix

spread onto tefllex

about to flip and score

will post w an update!

thanks :)

rona

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wow, this sounds so yummy. i love these concentrated, sticky sweet types of recipes. major sweet tooth here!

i have a problem combining fruits with nuts, do you have a suggestion for any subsitutions? maybe just the coconut butter and spices. when i find organic persimmons again i will try it. thanks!

by the way, is indian halwa anything related to the middle eastern sesame halva? i love that.

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