Persimmon Gingerbread Loaf Recipe

A ginger bread loaded with fresh persimmons. 
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1 loaf


  • 1/2 persimmon, sliced and chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup hot water


  • Beat butter at medium speed until creamy. Gradually add sugar; beat well. Add molasses and egg; beat well.
  • Combine flour and next four ingredients; add to butter mixture alternatively with water, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mis at low speed after each addition.
  • Pour batter into a lightly greases and floured loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until wooden toothpick, inserted in center, comes out clean.
  • Cool slightly in pan on a wire rack.
  • Serve with whipped cream and extra slices of persimmons.
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