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 Upside Down Cake

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Just like a pineapple upside-down cake but with persimmons instead! You can use soft persimmon pulp to make the batter or just use a standard white cake batter recipe.

Persimmon and Apple Salad

I eat a lot of salad, so I'm always looking for an interesting new ingredient. I recently discovered persimmons, and have found that they are a nice addition to salads, oatmeal, and smoothies.

Persimmon Green Smoothie

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Yummy smoothie full of nutrients from fruits and vegetables.

Fuyu Persimmon Pie

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Most persimmon pies are made as a custard pie with persimmon pulp. This one is made with sliced firm fruit and the delicious fall flavors of cinnamon and brown sugar. Make sure you are using Fuyu persimmons (short, squat-looking fruit--like an orange tomato) and not the astringent Hachiyas (large and acorn shaped).

Persimmon Bars

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

Old-Fashioned Persimmon Pudding

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This is an old-fashioned persimmon pudding recipe from which people who say they don't like persimmon pudding DO like this one. It is more moist and more like the consistency of pumpkin pie filling. It's wonderful topped with whipped cream or milk poured over it.

Butternut Squash Soup with Persimmon

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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

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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 Cookies I

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These are 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. These are great fall cookies!

Persimmon Bread I

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Nice, moist bread.

Persimmon Pudding

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Serve this rich cake-like dessert with either whipped cream or caramel sauce.

Persimmon Bread II

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Excellent for Christmas gifts, as persimmons are only available for a brief time. Moist spice cake type bread. This is the top seller at our company bake sale at Christmas!

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

"Fantastic. I rarely give a recipe five stars, but this earned it!" – JULESMICHY

Persimmon Oatmeal Cookies

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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!