Rum Flavored Persimmon Purée

Rum Flavored Persimmon Purée

Make persimmon purée easily in the microwave.
The rum adds a grown-up flair to the decadent dessert.
It can also be used as jam.


★ Fully ripened persimmon
1 small
★Sugar (adjust to the sweetness of the persimmon)
2 teaspoons
2 teaspoons
★Maple syrup
2 teaspoons
Mango purée
1 teaspoon


1. Peel the persimmon, and finely chop with a knife (you could also blend in a food processor to your desired consistency).
2. Combine the ★ ingredients in a large (deep) heatproof container, and microwave at 500 W for a minute without plastic wrap.
3. Stir and microwave for 1 more minute, add mango puree and it's done. (Depending on the ripeness of the persimmons, you may need to microwave 2-3 more times).
4. Depending on the size and the finished product, you could use it as compote or as jam.
5. Please check out my recipe, "Fall Dessert: Persimmon Tiramisu Mousse" (Recipe ID: 1614668).
6. [Note] I couldn't wait until it ripened, so I used a somewhat hard persimmon and turned it into jam. For your reference, it took 6 minutes in the microwave.
7. This is with sliced baguettes with mascarpone and the puree. The sweetness couldn't beat a fully ripened persimmon, but it was still delicious.
8. I made this in a pot instead of a microwave. I used a large fully ripened persimmon and simmered for 10 minutes.
9. [Edits on the procedure] I added in the mango purée in a revision.
10. This is the purée served on top of a frozen tart. It goes well with rum soaked raisins or chocolate chips. Check out this recipe as well. (Recipe ID: 1632294).

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted a purée to spread on another dessert, so this is what I came up with.