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Curried Persimmon Soup


Bryce Loewen, Blossom Bluff Orchards

Serves 8 to 10


1 large onion, diced
1 ½ tablespoons minced fresh ginger
3 pounds Fuyu persimmons, peeled and diced
Olive oil
5 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1 ½ teaspoon curry powder
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Crème fraîche or yogurt, to serve
8 to 10 sprigs of cilantro, to serve


1.   In a large pot over medium heat, sauté the onion, ginger, and persimmons in some olive oil for 4 minutes. Add the broth and bring the mixture to a boil, then simmer until the persimmons are tender, about 10 minutes. Add the curry powder and simmer for another 2 minutes.

2.   In small batches, liquify the mixture in a blender. Bring the blended soup to a simmer and add the salt, pepper, and lemon juice.

3.   Garnish with a dollop of crème fraîche or yogurt and a sprig of cilantro.


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