Steel cut oatmeal with persimmon compote / Dirty Ladle (
Like many of my neighbors, persimmon trees are abundant. Generally, these fruits are ready for picking anywhere from late October to early December. They require little maintenance and are easy to grow, which probably explains why the tree in my backyard has survived for an X amount of years. I remember bringing in a bag of these to work and had a difficult time explaining the flavor of these tomato-pumpkin looking hybrids. One of my coworkers, who had never had these, had described them as having a texture of a nectarine, and a mild taste of apple.