Fall Persimmon Recipes

Fall Persimmon Recipes

 

Fall means the very short season for fresh persimmons is upon us. Which means its time to make these Fall Persimmon Recipes.

Stock up now on fresh persimmons when you see them at your local farmer’s market or grocery store. Some persimmons are meant to be eaten like an apple, sliced while still slightly firm. That would be the Fuyu persimmon. The Hatchiya persimmon, on the other hand, needs to be super soft and ripe for its full flavor to be enjoyed.

Whatever variety of persimmon you have, they are suitable to use in these recipes. Just be sure the Hachiya are super soft and the Fuyu are sweet and ripe when you use them.

 

Organic Persimmon Cookies and Bars
Organic Persimmon Cookies and Bars

Persimmon Bars

 

Persimmon Butter

 

Slow Cooker Persimmon Butter

 

Organic Persimmon, Red Bartlett Pear and Pomegranate Salad
Organic Persimmon, Red Bartlett Pear and Pomegranate Salad

 

Persimmon, Red Bartlett Pear and Pomegranate Salad

 

 

Slow Cooker Persimmon Butter

Persimmons, Cinnamon and Vanilla in Slow Cooker

Fall is here and persimmons are abundant. Farmer’s markets and grocery stores showcase them in all of their vibrant  orangeness.

I am lucky to be able to walk out my front door, go next door and harvest the sweetest organic persimmons from my neighbor’s tree. She doesn’t like persimmons, she just likes having fruit trees. The tree was sagging under the weight of the fruit this year, so I thought it best if I unburdened the poor little tree.

Persimmons are either a love it or hate it fruit. I prefer cooking mine, while my sister actually likes them under ripe! I also like the firm Fuyu persimmon much better than the soft Hachiya variety. The image below is of my neighbor’s Fuyu persimmons.

 

Fuyu Persimmons

If you are on the fence about persimmons, this is a great recipe to break you in. The spiced butter is so delicious on toast, on ice cream or topping a baked sweet potato.

Or eaten right off the spoon.

 

Persimmon Butter

 

Slow Cooker Persimmon Butter
 
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Serves: 2 pints
Ingredients
  • 2 - 2½ pounds Fuyu persimmons, stem end removed, cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 vanilla bean, slit open
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup turbinado or raw sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime or lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients into a slow cooker, stirring to blend the ingredients.
  2. Set the slow cooker to high and the timer to 4½ hours.
  3. Remove the cinnamon stick and vanilla bean from the slow cooker.
  4. In a food processor or strong blender, carefully puree the persimmons and juice.
  5. Spoon the persimmon butter into 2 pint sized mason jars.
  6. Place the inside flat lid onto the mason jars, then screw on the ring lightly.
  7. Let the persimmon butter cool to room temperature.
  8. Store the jars in the refrigerator once cooled.