If there's one thing you should do every fall and winter, it's take advantage of the abundance of persimmons available! These 8 mouth-watering persimmon recipes will help you enjoy persimmons at their finest and are accessible for all levels of cooking ability.
When persimmon season comes around, I get a delivery from a local farm share of a boxload of persimmons! It's not an understatement to say this is one of the most exciting deliveries of the year for me. I purée and freeze most of the persimmon into persimmon puree for storage, and then cook and bake with it throughout the fall and winter.
🍴 Fuyu or Hachiya Persimmons?
There are two varieties of persimmon – Fuyu and Hachiya. When persimmon is incorporated into baking recipes, it's almost always Hachiya persimmons. When these ripen they take on a mushy jelly-like consistency and a great sweetness that incorporates well into baking recipes. Hachiya is an astringent variety of persimmon.
Fuyu persimmons are non-astringent and crisp in texture like other fresh fruits. These can be eaten under-ripe and raw like apples, and are great when it comes to decorative dessert recipes and salads.
To learn more about persimmons, make sure you read this persimmon guide.
🧡 8 of the Best Persimmon Recipes for Persimmon Season
2.Chocolate Chip Persimmon Muffins
7.Roasted Radicchio & Persimmon Salad
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