20+ Recipes with Persimmon You Should Be Making This Fall
There are persimmon recipes to satisfy any persimmon craving. This is the time of year for persimmons, so it’s important to take advantage of all this delicious fruit has to offer! Persimmons can be used in pies, tarts, cocktails, and more. Check out the over 20 recipes with persimmon that you should be making this fall below.
How to pick a perfect persimmon.
Commercially speaking, there are two types of persimmons: the Hachiya variety and the Fuyu variety. Our friend Jerry James Stone breaks it down in the video below.
Cocktail recipes with persimmon.
Celebrate the holidays in style with these recipes for persimmon-inspired cocktails.
This slightly sweet and very autumnal twist on a classic old-fashioned from Aida of Salt & Wind is our kind of cocktail.
Aida says to choose the Hachiya variety of persimmon anytime you need to use persimmon puree in a recipe. The puree works wonders in desserts and this Old Fashioned cocktail.
Appetizer recipes with persimmon.
Entertaining this fall? Stock up on persimmons for making the easy appetizer recipes below.
How do you make the all-time classic appetizer of prosciutto and melon during the colder months?
Aida of Salt & Wind makes her cold season version with ripe Fuyu persimmons and wrapped in smoky speck.
Our persimmon-inspired bruschetta is perfect for fall entertaining!
Entertaining can get stressful, which means easy but awesome appetizers are essential.
During the Fall, Aida of Salt & Wind keeps Persimmon, Fried Sage, and Goat Cheese Bites in heavy rotation because of their sweet-salty perfection and the fact that they are so easy to put together.
Salad recipes with persimmon.
No boring salads here! These salad recipes that follow are full of persimmon in every bite.
Crisp slices of Fuyu persimmons mingle with assertive greens, tart pomegranate arils, and toasty dukkah all coated in a nap of pomegranate molasses dressing sharpened with lemon and olive oil. This sensational fall salad from The Bojon Gourmet is perfect for the holiday season!
This colorful winter beet and persimmon salad from Hola Jalapeno is bursting with all the flavors of the season; citrus in the dressing, smoky paprika, and spicy maple-candied peanuts for texture and crunch.
Aida of Salt and Wind suggests that you consider this the ‘Little Black Dress’ of salads — it works on any occasion from a formal dinner party to a light lunch.
Sarah of The Delicious Life says that there is no absolute way to arrange the ingredients on the platter. She likes to keep each of the ingredients generally together, and everything arranged in rainbow-ish order. However, she says tossing everything into a bowl probably works, too.
This salad from The Bojon Gourmet is marinated in a toasted cumin maple dressing and tossed with a mess of herbs, pomegranate, persimmon, and walnuts, kale salad never tasted so good.
The tomato-shaped Fuyu variety is as at home in a salad as a roast as in dessert thanks to their honeyed almost pumpkin flavor. And there’s pretty much no easier way to serve them than this appetizer from Salt & Wind, which, let’s be real, is basically an excuse to eat persimmons and burrata in abundance.
Breakfast recipes with persimmon.
Start your day with a hearty dose of persimmons!
The souffléd pancake from Salt & Wind is a looker — it rises to great heights, gets crisp on the edges, is custardy in the middle, and is a pancake crater that is a natural bowl for anything you like to top your pancakes with from fruit to syrup.
Main course recipes with persimmon.
Have you ever made persimmons the star of the show when it comes to your main course for dinner? We highly suggest you give it a try!
This season we’re hedging our holiday feast bets on this Roast Pork Loin with Caramelized Persimmons and Onions from Salt & Wind, and we think you should too.
It’s easier to put together than a crown roast, more interesting than another turkey, and puts the spotlight on one of our all-time favorite fall flavors: persimmons!
This persimmon grilled cheese is our favorite way to serve up lunch during the fall!
Dessert recipes with persimmon.
Persimmons are the perfect addition to celebratory cakes and cookies during the fall months.
This gluten-free persimmon layer cake recipe from The Bojon Gourmet brims with Hachiya and Fuyu persimmons, warming spices, and a gently-sweetened cream cheese frosting kissed with vanilla and bourbon.