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It's that time again -- help us pick the contest finalists for Your Best Persimmons

Any Food52 member is welcome to help us test our Community Pick candidates, so go call dibs on the recipe you'd like to test that is in the list below! We'd love to see some new testers in the mix -- remember, we're accepting up to 3 testers per recipe. And, if the recipe is worthy of a Community Pick, we'll publish the best headnote, so make your notes count! Don't forget to email us your headnote (no more than 100 words) to [email protected] by next Wednesday at 5pm (EST). 

When you’ve figured out which recipes are calling your name, in order to sign up, all you have to do is follow the link to that recipe’s page, and on the left-hand side, you’ll see a “Test This Recipe” button. Your job is easy: just click the button, and you’ll receive a confirmation email that officially crowns you a Food52 community tester. If for some reason you decide you cannot test, simply press the button again, and your name will be removed from the list. Act fast -- this button will disappear on the Tuesday before your testing notes are due. 

We'll collect your comments, name the finalists and official Community Picks and publish the best headnote for each Community Pick (with credit, of course!). If the recipe you test isn't chosen as a Community Pick, please feel free to leave your testing notes in the recipe's comments section. Constructive criticism is always encouraged!

Happy Testing!



Tags: community picks recipe testing, testing, persimmons, contests, community picks

The testing period for this contest has closed.

Almond Persimmon Cream Cheese Tart
Fennel Slaw with Persimmons and Lime Vinaigrette
Fuyu Persimmon and Cranberry Tarte Tatin
KYSO Persimmon Pudding (Knock Your Socks Off!)
Maple Persimmon Upside-Down Cake with Maple Cream
Mozzarella With Persimmon, Serrano Ham and Pistachio Fennel Oil Crostini
Persimmon Bread
Persimmon Bruschetta
Persimmon Cheese Plate Tart
Persimmon Fall Salad
Persimmon Latkes
Persimmon Mojitos
Persimmon Snap Cannoli
Persimmon Yuzu Curd
Skillet Persimmon Bread
Spiced Persimmon Butter
Spiced Persimmon Olive Oil Cake
Spicy Beef and Persimmon Korma
Winter Fruit Salsa

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Comments (17)


over 2 years ago QueenSashy

QueenSashy is a trusted home cook.

Found some at the street vendor on the Upper West Side. They looked nice outside, but were all rotten inside. Going downtown next...


over 2 years ago luvcookbooks

Meg is a trusted home cook.

Persimmon Yuzu Curd, please.


over 2 years ago Dal

I found some at Safeway too. They are a little hard but they should be fine for the korma I'm testing.


over 2 years ago Bruce R. Saunders

For those of you trying to find persimmons, you can almost always find them at Asian supermarkets,particularly the larger ones. In the DC area (sububurbs) look at H-Mart, Lotte, Great Wall. They're also not uncommon at the smaller markets such as the ones in Little Saigon, Falls Church, VA.


over 2 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

I just checked a large Asian market in my area (Portland, OR), but unfortunately they had none. The ones I found most recently were from Spain! Maybe East Coast has a slightly later season?


over 2 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

I found hachiyas from Spain in Stamford, CT! But they aren't soft and ripe enough yet to use. I'm going to try putting them in the freezer to speed things along.


over 2 years ago Kukla

My husband just bought 4 pretty nice Fuyu persimmons and I would like to taste a recipe, but the sign “test the recipe” doesn’t work. I pressed it several times.


over 2 years ago Kenzi Wilbur

Kenzi is the Managing Editor of Food52.

So sorry you're having trouble! Could you tell me which isn't working for you? They seem to be fine on my end.


over 2 years ago Kukla

Thank you kenzi, I finely got it.


over 2 years ago zindc

Keep looking. I found persimmons at my neighborhood Safeway!


over 2 years ago healthierkitchen

I will look for persimmons tomorrow!


over 2 years ago lifeofcolors

I can't find persimmons either. I had a great idea I wanted to try for a recipe, but even Whole Foods had no fruits, puree or juice. So I can't do any trying or testing this time.


over 2 years ago cookinginvictoria

What a lovely collection of recipes! Sadly, I will have to skip testing this week too, due to unavailability of persimmons at my local markets.


over 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

It is a beautiful array and would love to test but no persimmons to be found at least in my area.


over 2 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

I shoulda bought extra persimmons! woops.


over 2 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Me too! I will go on a hunt this weekend and hopefully be able to rustle up a few persimmons somewhere ...


over 2 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

An amazing collection of recipes, and I would sorely love to test this week, but don't think I'll be able to find persimmons.