Persimmon Recipes That Will Make the Season Sweeter
Let's turn our attention to persimmon, an often forgotten fruit with boundless flavor potential. Persimmons are in their prime October through January, and make an impressive addition to rustic cakes and salads alike. Grab a few while they're still in season!
Roasted Persimmon-Burrata Focaccia
The perfect flatbread recipe for two. A precooked focaccia base is topped with creamy burrata, rosemary, and soft, roasted slices of persimmon.
Persimmon Cheesecake with Blueberries
Elevate your standard cheesecake with pureed persimmons, honey, and mascarpone. A rustic, buttery crust is the key to bringing all these lovely flavors together.
Persimmon, Pomegranate, and Massaged Kale Salad
This easy salad is a beautiful way to celebrate the bounty of the winter months. Fresh sliced persimmon is tossed with macadamia nuts, kale, and a maple dressing. Tart pomegranate seeds top off these incredible flavors.
Persimmon Bread II
A slice of spiced comfort with the tangy richness of persimmon pulp. Add this to your lineup of holiday desserts for an unexpected treat!
Chef John's Raw Kale Salad
Slices of persimmon and sweet apple combine with bitter greens, crunchy chopped nuts, and a tangy-sweet dressing. "If you thinly slice kale and toss it with other tasty treats like apple, persimmon, orange, and nuts, the kale mellows out and serves as a perfect foil for other ingredients," says Chef John.
Pavlova with Winter Fruits
Individual pavlovas are topped with lemon curd, whipped cream, and slices of grapefruit, orange, and persimmon. "It's tough making dessert for someone cutting back on gluten and dairy. Luckily, pavlovas are gluten-free and really easy," says LauraF.
Granny Franny's Persimmon Curry Chili
This unconventional chili takes a page from Indian cuisine, adding vindaloo sauce to kidney beans, chili flakes, and fresh persimmon. Make Granny Franny's recipe for a soothing bowl of flavor as temperatures drop.
Spinach and Persimmon Salad with Goat Cheese and Pomegranate
A tart, flavorful salad that speaks to the diversity of fall produce. Brightly flavored persimmons, spinach, and pomegranate arils are well balanced when combined with creamy goat cheese.
A simple but special Bundt cake recipe that will make a sweet ending on cool autumn nights. For an extra special touch, top cake with cream cheese icing and pecans after cooling.
Butternut Squash Soup with Persimmon
Elevate your squash soup with the added brightness and flavor of persimmon. A comforting, low-fat recipe with an elegant flavor profile.
Fuyu Persimmon and Burrata Caprese Salad
Fuyu persimmons are similar to tomatoes in appearance, and they make an excellent stand-in for this beautiful caprese salad that is drizzled with balsamic vinegar and garnished with large basil leaves.
These brunch-friendly muffins embrace the mellow sweetness of the persimmon, blending it with walnuts and cinnamon for a warm morning treat. "My family of picky eaters destroyed them at Thanksgiving," said reviewer Amanda Thompson.
Persimmon Cookies I
"These are great fall cookies!" says P. Tindall. "Moist and have a wonderful flavor of spice. You can freeze persimmon pulp to use later if you grow your own and have an excess." The cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg spice blend will give your kitchen a beautiful aroma.
This rich cheesecake embraces the sweet, light flavor of persimmon and wraps it in a unique walnut crust. "Loved it because it was my first trial utilizing persimmon. Lovely sweet fruit not overpowering," says reviewer badthing.