Top Rated Persimmon Recipes

Fuyu Persimmons
Strudel is one of the classic winter culinary traditions in Italy and ubiquitous during the holidays, specifically in the two provinces of Trentino and Alto Adige or Sudtirol, mountainous areas bordered by Austria at the north and Switzerland to the northwest, as well as in Friuli Venezia-Giulia and on the Istrian peninsula. Hand-pulling strudel to paper thinness seems intimidating but it’s a wonderful activity that can involve the whole family. Here, the strudel is served with a sauce made from persimmons, which grow throughout northern Italy. Persimmons’ bright orange adds a splash of color perfect for festive occasions like the holidays. This strudel would also be delicious with some vanilla gelato.
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Persimmon Prosciutto Salad
“Persimmons and a pomegranate vinaigrette give this salad festive color and flavor. I especially love the crunch from the pomegranate seeds and pumpkin seeds,” says Danielle Walker, author of Against All Grain Celebrations.Walker is the author of the New York Times best-selling cookbook series Against All Grain, and the voice behind one of the most popular grain-free blogs on the internet, againstallgrain.com. After being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and suffering for many years, Walker healed herself through dietary changes, and she is a testament to how food can nourish and heal our bodies. Walker’s new book, Against All Grain Celebrations, focuses on remaking classic dishes in healthy, flavorful, easy-to-prepare ways that will satisfy everyone at your table. These recipes will help you to easily host guests with various food allergies, as well as a crowd of regular grain-eaters.This recipe is reprinted with permission from Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain Celebrations: A Year of Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Paleo Recipes for Every Occasion by Danielle Walker, copyright © 2016. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC. To buy a copy of the book, please click here.
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Persimmon Pudding
Persimmon pudding is similar to British dessert puddings, and according to this map, which shows the most googled foods by state, persimmon pudding is an important dish on the California Thanksgiving table.
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You know those fruits that show up in the produce section around this time of year that look like odd orange tomatoes, and you have no idea what they are, or what to do with them? We’re breaking the mystery for you: Persimmons are fruits, and play an excellent starring role in this recipe. 
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Fuyu Persimmons
Although persimmons are best known for their contribution to desserts, one of my favorite ways to eat them is in salads. Their exotic flavor and delicate sweetness balance out the bitter greens marvelously. Add to that the cayenne-spiked lime vinaigrette and every bite of this salad is refreshing and tantalizing — a pure delight for the taste buds.
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Persimmons are fruit trees that are native to China, but they’re now grown in many parts of the world. There are two main varieties of persimmons: non-astringent and astringent. The difference between the two types is the amount of tannins in the fruit. The heart-shaped Hachiya persimmons, perhaps the most common variety, are astringent. Before they ripen, they’re loaded with bitter tannins and are not palatable, but once they’re perfectly ripe and their flesh has completely softened they become quite sweet. The more squat shaped Fuyu persimmons, on the other hand, are non-astringent and have much less tannins than their widely grown cousins. They’re sweet even when still firm, although they’ll also turn mushy quite rapidly toward the end of the ripening process. Both kinds of persimmons are absolutely luscious in this cocktail. If using Fuyu, their flesh can still be firm, but their color should be deep-tangerine. If using Hachiya, the fruits should be soft with a vibrant, orange-red skin.
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Few can resist the dence, rich texture of pound cake, but when paired with persimmons, it takes on a moist texture with a sweet flavor profile that reinvents the flavors of a pound cake altogether. 
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The cake batter in this recipe has meringue in it that gives it that extra light and fluffy texture. Poured on top of crunchy tangerine-flavored caramel and fresh slices of persimmon, it’s the perfect combination of texture, freshness, and sweet.
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wild rice salad
Throwing together nutrient-rich ingredients has never been so easy and delicious. Pair this with lean turkey and you have the perfect combination of protein, fiber, carbohydrates, and healthy fats.
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