Four Recipes to Turn Pesky Persimmons into Delicious Dishes (page 2)

Four Recipes to Turn Pesky Persimmons into Delicious Dishes

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Updated on May 3, 2010

Persimmon Pudding

While the tea bread is perfect for daytime, try this steamed pudding with freshly whipped cream for dessert.

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup persimmon puree
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ cup (one stick) butter, at room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Prepare a 9” square pan by lining the pan with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, pumpkin pie spice and salt and set aside.
  2. In a blender, puree persimmons with baking soda, and set aside. In a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla, eggs and citrus juices. Beat in persimmon mixture. Remove from mixer and fold in the dry ingredients with a rubber spatula until thoroughly blended.
  3. Pour into prepared pan. To steam the pudding, take the square pan and place it in a larger pan filled with 1-inch of hot water. Cover the larger pan with parchment paper and aluminum foil. Bake until firm, about 1 ½ hours (start to check the pudding after 75 minutes). Serve warm with a dollop of whipped cream.

Cheese Plate with Persimmons

If persimmons are about to take over your backyard, use them as an unexpected addition to the cheese plate. A larger version of this can be assembled for a group, but plating this individually makes for a very elegant end to a meal.

  • One 8-ounce log of goat cheese, divided into four rounds
  • 2-3  Fuyu persimmons
  • Table crackers
  • Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Almonds

Set up four salad plates. Place a round of goat cheese on each plate. With a bread knife, slice the persimmons into thin rounds (like slicing a tomato), and cut those rounds in half. Fan out slices of persimmons and arrange next to cheese. Arrange several crackers on each plate as well. Tuck cinnamon almonds into any gaps on the plate. Serves four.

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