Friends, meet the persimmon.
He kinda looks like a funny shaped tomato and is only in season for a short time during the holidays. Ripe persimmons have incredibly soft flesh and a very distinctly mellow, sweet taste. When ripe, you can literally pull the top off and eat the fruit with a spoon; it has an almost applesauce-like texture and flavor.
Or, you can do as I did and bake these soft, cake-like spice cookies.
Because…I don’t know about you, but I prefer to consume all fruits and vegetables in cookie form.