BBC navigation


Sharon fruit recipes

Sharon fruit is the trade name of a variety of persimmon grown in Israel. It is shaped like a tomato with thin, orange skin, a green stalk and orange flesh. It is a ‘non-astringent’ variety of persimmon but still has a tannic taste.

Recipes using sharon fruit

Starters & nibbles

See all recipes using sharon fruit

Buyer's guide

Choose fruit that feels supple when gently pressed.


Unlike ‘astringent’ varieties of persimmon, that need to ripen until really soft, Sharon fruit can be eaten while firm, skin, seeds and all. It does not improve with cooking.

Prepare simply by slicing and mixing it into either savoury or sweet salads. In savoury salads, season with lemon or lime juice and serve with bitter salad leaves, sweet shellfish such prawns or lobster; herbs such as chilli, coriander or mint, or Feta cheese. In sweet salads, mix Sharon fruit with other exotic fruits and drizzle over a cinnamon and lemon sugar syrup.

Article by Sybil Kapoor

On this page

Quick recipe finder

Type the ingredients you want to use, then click Go. For better results you can use quotation marks around phrases (e.g. "chicken breast"). Alternatively you can search by chef, programme, cuisine, diet, or dish (e.g. Lasagne).

Advanced search options

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.