If you've ever eaten a persimmon you know how delicious a fruit this is. There are several kinds, but the ones that are readily available where I live are the Fuyu and the Hachiya. I try to use the Fuyu because they can be eaten without any problems once ripe. The Hachiya are another story. Hachiya Persimmons are shaped differently then the Fuyu. They are longer and conical in size, something like a paste tomato. The Hachiya should be rippened very thoroughly. They contain a lot of Tannin and are very astringent. If you eat it before it is ripe, it will make your mouth pucker. Your teeth will feel coated and its most unpleasant. The Fuyu are short and are shaped like a vine tomato. I bought a few Fuyu late in the summer and we finally got round to eating them yesterday. This recipe is so easy and very good for you.