Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 20 mins

You NEED to try these. A very unusual and delicious recipe that has been passed down in the family for years.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream the butter and then beat in the sugar.
  2. Add the eggs one at a time and beat well.
  3. Peel and mush the persimmon, mix it with the baking soda, and then add to the creamed mixture.
  4. Add the flour, spices and salt.
  5. Blend in lemon rind, raisins and nuts.
  6. Turn into a greased 13 by 9 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20-30min.
  7. Frost with your favorite icing.
Most Helpful

Different and tasty! I didn't have raisins in the house (I don't like them), so I subbed in Craisins instead, which were perfect in this. My persimmon wasn't quite as soft as I thought, so it mashed into a very chunky puree which left detectable bits of persimmon here and there (not a bad thing). I topped the bars with Kittencal's Kittencal's Best Cream Cheese Frosting (Extra Creamy Option) (with half vanilla and half coconut extract). They remind me a little bit of the Starbucks Cranberry Bliss bars, texture-wise. Oh, and I used chopped pecans for the nuts. Usually I pass over things with raisins and nuts in them, but I would definitely make these again. Thanks for posting! Made for The Honeys for ZWT8

Muffin Goddess July 29, 2012

Made these to take to another one of the numerous holiday potlucks & they were definitely a big hit! I made the recipe more for the raisins than anything else (I'm a big fan of 'em!), but it really was the persimmon that makes these so special! A real keeper of a recipe! Almost forgot to let you know that I did top them with a very thin layer of cream cheese frosting! [Made & reviewed in Newest Zaar tag game]

Sydney Mike May 04, 2011