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Persimmons are HERE !

Sunday, November 03, 2013

A storm is on the way.

The weather is affecting how I feel. Sigh. It's funny, I always know before the weatherman does.

The ranch were DH and I walk has lots of persimmon trees. Every year they pick the fruit and leave them out in Giant bins for the public to take. This year I picked up to large grocery bags of them. There's nothing like good, locally grown produce that's being given away.

I have been working in the kitchen peeling and cutting up persimmons, dehydrating them.

Dehydrated persimmons taste like candy. Yum.

Persimmons are ripe when they are soft, like a pudding. I don't really care for them looking like a yellow, drippy snotty. That's why I cut them up and dehydrate them. One could blend the soft flesh and easily make fruit roll ups. Yum.

If you don’t already know, be sure your persimmons are ripe. An unripe persimmon is very astringent and nowhere near as pleasurable as the sweetness of a slightly overripe one. When they’re ripe they’ll be very soft, almost jelly-like inside, and incredibly delicious.

4 Persimmons (no need to peel)
1/4 cup Chia Seeds
1 or 2 tsp Vanilla Essence
1/4 cup Maple Syrup (or to your preference of sweetness)
1 heap teaspoon Pumpkin Spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, lemon peel, cardamom, ginger)
1/2 cup water

Blend and serve

If you want it a little thicker, set it in the fridge for a few minutes and let the chia seeds do their work. Sprinkle chopped dates and walnuts or nut of your choosing on top. Enjoy!

Raw Persimmon Pudding

Serves 1

This makes a great small breakfast, snack or dessert.


2 fuyu persimmons, very ripe
1 banana, fresh or frozen
dried coconut (optional)

*Only use ripe persimmons. They will be very soft, a little wrinkled on the outside and look overripe, but I assure you they are not. They are absolutely amazing blended when they are at full ripeness. If yours are still hard or slightly hard, leave them alone until they are very soft!


1. Slice the persimmons in half, scoop out insides and put into Vitamix or blender.

2. Add banana and blend on high. (For a nice cool pudding, use a frozen banana)

3. Top with coconut or fruit of choice.
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DS9KIE 11/7/2013 8:59AM

    yum I'm going to have to find some

Comment edited on: 11/7/2013 8:59:56 AM

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SHEL_V2 11/6/2013 12:02PM

emoticon for all the persimmon info! This time last year we bought a house with 5 fuyu persimmon trees (out of over 30 fruit trees total). I encouraged the plasterers and painters to clear the trees out, and they did. This year I have to pick them and hand them out myself. I should put a little bench under my street trees and put out piles of the little boogers.

5 trees is more than the squirrels can clean out, and my four greyhounds make it a challenge to move around the yard. A couple times a day I hear a squirrel run all the way across my roof, and escape to the next yard through the cheremoya tree.

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CLPURNELL 11/6/2013 2:18AM


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MJ7DM33 11/4/2013 10:04PM

  Thx for sharing!

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GWTRIKER 11/4/2013 7:29PM

    I have never tried persimmons, so will look into those next. Thanks for posting.

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TRAVELNISTA 11/4/2013 4:37PM

    I love persimmons. Half the time they don't make it to my blender though. As I scoop out the lush goodness, it hits my mouth before the blender. emoticon

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STELLASMYBEBE 11/4/2013 11:44AM

    I don't think I have ever tasted a persimon.. Hmm, may need to. :)

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JANTHEBLONDE 11/4/2013 10:43AM

    Thanks for sharing! i enjoy all your Blog Post!
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LOLABLACK69 11/4/2013 9:40AM

    Looks both beautiful and delicious! emoticon Hope you enjoy it!

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BRENDA_G50 11/4/2013 9:35AM

    I've only tried persimmons once in my lifetime. Apparently they weren't ripe because all I remember about them was that they tasted bitter. My brother double-dared me to eat one (that should give you a clue as to how old we were when this happened) emoticon

Sorry you're not feeling well right now. Hope the storm passes quickly so you can feel better soon.


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MAMISHELI53 11/4/2013 9:27AM

    I think I tried this once or twice, but it's been solong, I forget the taste. But thank you for sharing about them!

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KNYAGENYA 11/4/2013 8:27AM

    I've never had one.

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L*I*T*A* 11/4/2013 8:14AM


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ISHIIGIRL 11/4/2013 8:02AM

    Persimmons are wonderful. You are so lucky to have these in your area. I only buy them when they are on sale. They are so yummy!

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NUTRON3 11/4/2013 7:33AM


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IMREITE 11/4/2013 12:52AM

    Dont have local persimmons. i bought 1 once but it may not have been ripe.

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JENNY888 11/4/2013 12:46AM

    I have a tree with lots of persimmons. I never knew not to eat the skin. I always do. I will have to check that out. I was wondering what to do with them and now I know. I am going to dehydrate them.

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4RASCALS 11/4/2013 12:12AM

    Will check them out, Thanks

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KOHINOOR2 11/3/2013 11:51PM

    Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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MISHAMW 11/3/2013 11:47PM

    OMG! I am so happy you posted this. My mom brought home a few persimmons, and I have never seen them before. So I was like, what am I going to do with these? And how do I eat them?

Now I know!

Thanks again, and I hope the weather passes quickly and you feel better soon!

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SLIMMERJESSE 11/3/2013 11:47PM

    Have never tasted them.

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NASFKAB 11/3/2013 11:04PM

  never even seen persimmons

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TOKIEMOON 11/3/2013 10:39PM

    I've never tried persimmons, but thanks to your blog, I will do so if the opportunity arises. Thank you!

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CINDHOLM 11/3/2013 10:30PM


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CAREN_BLUEJEANS 11/3/2013 10:12PM

    OK, I never had a persimmon!

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ARTJAC 11/3/2013 10:09PM


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JANIEWWJD 11/3/2013 9:43PM

    Wow, I too, need to try persimmons!!!!! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 11/3/2013 9:29PM

    Will have to try persimmon! HUGS and hope you feel better once the storm passes. **SIGH**

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WALLAHALLA 11/3/2013 9:12PM

    critters always devour our persimmons before we get the chance

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