Alcohol and fruit go so nicely together, especially during autumn. Here's a great idea for a unique, homemade holiday gift. The persimmon rings look lovely in the jar and taste delicious on all sorts of desserts. Trifle, anyone?
Starting with fresh, tannic hachiya persimmons, you peel and hang them, massaging them gently occasionally for several weeks. In the end, you get a dense, chewy dried fruit that is unlike any other. I just started my first batch.