Persimmon Bars

Makes 12 servings. Recipe is by Teresa Day.

3 persimmons (1 cup pulp)

1 egg, beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3/4 cup light brown sugar

½ cup vegetable oil

1½ cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup powdered sugar

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

2. Lightly grease a 10-inch x 15-inch jelly roll pan.

3. In a small bowl, stir together persimmon pulp, egg, vanilla, brown sugar and vegetable oil.

4. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.

5. Fold in the persimmon mixture with the dry ingredients. Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake for 20 minutes.

6. To make the glaze, whisk together powdered sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove bars from oven and pour over or drizzle glaze.