Persimmon Recipes

Find the perfect persimmon recipes for fall, including breads, salads, desserts, and preserves. Browse more than 65 recipes for soft, pulpy Hachiya persimmons and the firm, sliceable Fuyu variety.

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Persimmon Pudding

Rating: 4.5 stars 69
Serve this rich cake-like dessert with either whipped cream or caramel sauce.
By Stephanie

What Is a Persimmon? Here's Everything You Need to Know

Learn all you need to know about persimmons, including how to eat them, cook with them, and store them. Plus, get our best persimmon recipes.
By Melanie Fincher

Persimmon Cookies II

Rating: 4.5 stars 147
This is a good recipe for persimmon cookies. These cookies are wonderfully sweet and delicious.
By Bonnie

Persimmon Bread I

Rating: 4.5 stars 137
Nice, moist bread.
By v monte

Fuyu Persimmon Pie

Rating: 5 stars 5
This one-of-a-kind pie is made with sliced Fuyu persimmons and the delicious fall flavors of cinnamon and brown sugar.

Persimmon Bars

Rating: 4.5 stars 52
Persimmon bars as done by my husband's grandmother for years. A family holiday favorite. Sweet frosting tops these delicious cakes.

Butternut Squash Soup with Persimmon

Persimmon adds an extra splash of color to this yummy butternut squash soup plus a sweet and fruity flavor. Try it! You won't be disappointed. Use vegetable broth if you like it vegetarian.

Easy Persimmon Jam

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
I first fell in love with persimmons when I visited Korea. When the fresh fruit isn't available, I use frozen persimmons. It's a nice break from the other jams. Enjoy with crusty bread!

Persimmon Muffins

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
Breakfast muffins using fresh persimmon puree. A great fall recipe for brunch.

Arugula Persimmon Pear Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 13
A wonderful salad for fall!

Persimmon Oatmeal Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 9
A great fall cookie but can really be enjoyed any time of the year if there's a supply of persimmon pulp in the freezer!

Persimmon Cheesecake with Blueberries

There are not that many desserts with persimmons. However, they are very healthy and make your desserts delicious and naturally sweet without adding sugar. They will also make the texture of your cheesecakes more sophisticated. The cake is good on the same day or on the next day. If you want to eat it on the next day, keep it in the fridge uncovered. Your cookie pastry is still very soft and fresh. If you cover it, it will become soggy.
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Inspiration and Ideas

How to Pick and Prepare Persimmons
Fall and winter are prime time for persimmons, the tree fruit that's sometimes called the apple of Japan. Here are some of our favorite ways to enjoy them.
Persimmon Cheesecake
Rating: Unrated 17
"Fantastic. I rarely give a recipe five stars, but this earned it!" – JULESMICHY
Spicy Persimmon Chutney
Rating: 4 stars 13

A tangy relish that's a nice variation on the more traditional cranberry sauce. Originally submitted to ThanksgivingRecipe.com.