What can I do with fresh persimmons? We used them as table decor but I don't want them to go to waste!

6 Comments

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Amanda Hesser
Amanda Hesser November 25, 2010

Let them ripen, and then slice and eat them -- delicious! Are they the short, squat ones or are they rounder like a tomato? If the former, they will still be firm when ripe; if the latter, they need to be fully soft.

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
TheWimpyVegetarian
TheWimpyVegetarian November 25, 2010

If they're the short squat ones, an easy thing to do is to slice it up and put into a salad. That's how I used one today along with a pear, arugula and some ricotta salata and pepitas.

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
OpEdible
OpEdible November 25, 2010

I love to use them for a fall salad: shave Fuyu persimmons (Squat, apple shaped) on little gems or arugula with pomegranate seeds and goat cheese. Make a simple vinaigrette to dress lightly. Delicious!

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
AntoniaJames
AntoniaJames November 26, 2010

I eat fuyus out of hand, just like an apple, without the core. Love them!! ;o)

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
micki barzilay
micki barzilay November 26, 2010

Persimmon Pudding !!!! Blend ripe persimmon's .... Make a simple milk & egg custard ...once it has thickened and starts to cool... add blended persimmon's. Refrigerate and top with whipping cream.

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
beyondcelery
beyondcelery November 26, 2010

Bake them into a quick bread! Dice them up and follow your favorite recipe for cranberry bread, substituting the persimmon pieces for fresh cranberries. I like it best with the addition of allspice and ground ginger.

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Showing 6 out of 6 Comments Back to top
Recommended by Food52