Shangzhou Persimmon Candy, Shangluo
Every October in golden autumn, people in Shangzhou Mountainous area would pick up the fresh persimmon and store them. When the Spring Festival is coming, they would take out the persimmon to make candy, which is used to fete their guests during February in Chinese Lunar Calendar. This kind of persimmon candy has fresh color, which is also sweet-smelling, taste like honey. They way of making Persimmon Candy is: first pick up the ripe persimmon and pound with a pestle in a hollowware until it become paste; then wrap the paste with a filter cloth to leach the juice and remove the dregs. Put the juice into the hollowware to boil until it becomes paste again, and it is the purple mauve delicious persimmon candy when it is cool. At last put them into a jar and cover tightly. Then it won’t turn bad around the year. When you want to taste some, cut a lump and eat together with yellow wine or yam cake, um, so good!