Persimmons

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    Dec 29, 2013 8:59 PM GMT
    Went to the farmers market yesterday and bought a bunch of hachiya persimmons (the large heart-shaped ones that cant be eaten until fully ripe). They are now finally ripe and in abundance. A gift to us from the gods. Maybe it was a persimmon instead of an apple or quince that Paris gave to Aphrodite. They have so much sugar in them that if you freeze them now, you can take them out in warmer months and eat them with a spoon like sherbet.
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    Dec 29, 2013 9:39 PM GMT
    Thanks; if I see some of the hachiya ones in the store I'll buy some and see how they go.

    I had some of the other kind; a friend's daughter has a tree. The flavor was unremarkable to say the least. I couldn't see the point, other than the nice color.

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    Dec 29, 2013 10:02 PM GMT
    The Persimmon Diet made famous by Margaret Cho!



    Disfruta!
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    Dec 30, 2013 2:00 AM GMT
    MY FAVORITE FRUIT EVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Such a juicy and sweet fruit...I LOVE IT!!!


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    Dec 30, 2013 3:04 AM GMT
    @Lumpy You either like them or you don't. But they have to be overripe to eat. They won't be terribly sweet until they get to that stage where they are all runny, gooey and mucilaginous inside - then you eat them with a spoon, still in the skin.

    @Gamrican - Thanks for posting her scatalogical routine. I had totally forgotten that routine existed.
  • mmmship

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    Dec 30, 2013 3:06 AM GMT
    GAMRican saidThe Persimmon Diet made famous by Margaret Cho!



    Disfruta!


    My favorite persimmons joke.
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    Dec 30, 2013 1:39 PM GMT
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    Richard Persimmons.
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    Dec 30, 2013 4:18 PM GMT
    BlackCat90 saidMY FAVORITE FRUIT EVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Such a juicy and sweet fruit...I LOVE IT!!!


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    Just make sure your wear a diaper if you eat a lot of it.
  • wellwell

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    Dec 30, 2013 5:19 PM GMT
    Mix them w/ plain Yoghurt & see what happens !!
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    Dec 30, 2013 5:42 PM GMT
    Persimmon Cookies II

    Original recipe makes 2 -3 dozen Servings

    Ingredients:
    2 ripe persimmons, pureed
    1 cup white sugar
    1/2 cup butter
    1 egg
    2 cups all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 cup chopped walnuts

    Directions:
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease or line one baking sheet with parchment paper.
    Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and salt.
    Cream the butter or margarine with the sugar. Beat in the egg and persimmons. Add the flour mixture and mix until combined, stir in the chopped nuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto the prepared baking sheet.
    Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 12 to 15 minutes.
    Invite the neighbors.
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    Dec 30, 2013 5:43 PM GMT
    i had my first one a few weeks ago. Wrapped in proscutto and sage. yum.
  • wellwell

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    Dec 30, 2013 6:03 PM GMT
    ARUGULA PERSIMMON & PEAR SALAD

    Original recipe makes 2 servings
    Ingredients:
    1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    1/2 lemon, juiced
    1/4 cup olive oil
    1 shallot, minced
    1 persimmon, sliced
    1 pear, sliced
    1/2 cup walnut pieces, toasted
    1 bunch arugula
    1 tablespoon shaved Parmesan cheese
    salt and pepper to taste

    Directions
    Whisk the mustard, lemon juice, olive oil, and shallot in a bowl. Add the sliced persimmon, pear, walnuts, and arugula and mix well to coat.
    Shave Parmesan cheese on top of the salad and season to taste with salt and pepper.
    INVITE A NEIGHBOR !
  • dtx1

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    Dec 30, 2013 6:11 PM GMT
    When I was a kid, my aunt often made persimmon pudding using the persimmons from a tree in her yard. Back then, I thought it was sickeningly gross. It was like torture when my mom made me eat it to be polite. But my appreciation for foods with complex flavors has grown since then and I think I might actually like it now.
  • MikeW

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    Dec 30, 2013 6:19 PM GMT
    dtx1 saidWhen I was a kid, my aunt often made persimmon pudding using the persimmons from a tree in her yard. Back then, I thought it was sickeningly gross. It was like torture when my mom made me eat it to be polite. But my appreciation for foods with complex flavors has grown since then and I think I might actually like it now.

    My mom would make persimmon pudding when I was a kid. I couldn't understand why it was called a "pudding" since it had no resemblance to the kind that comes out of a box: More like a sticky, sweet, cake. It was alright. Not my favorite dessert of hers. I much preferred her pies: Apple, peach, pumpkin, squash, and pecan. It is no wonder I'm a sugar addict.
  • LJay

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    Dec 30, 2013 6:25 PM GMT
    There were persimmon trees in at lest one yard in the neighborhood. I remember the fruit being a problem because it would fall and rot and make a mess, but was not sweet enough to eat until after the first frost. There was talk of persimmon pudding, but I never had any. We did make date pudding which is probably similar.

    Has anyone made persimmon pudding with hachiyas?
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    Dec 30, 2013 6:48 PM GMT
    LJay saidThere were persimmon trees in at lest one yard in the neighborhood. I remember the fruit being a problem because it would fall and rot and make a mess, but was not sweet enough to eat until after the first frost. There was talk of persimmon pudding, but I never had any. We did make date pudding which is probably similar.

    Has anyone made persimmon pudding with hachiyas?

    You can make pudding, bread, or souffle with these.
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    Dec 30, 2013 8:14 PM GMT
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    Oh my God. One of my favorite fruits! Just looking at photos of them makes my mouth water. My dad always grew them in our yard. They should be classified as "candy" rather than "fruit."
  • Apparition

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    Jan 05, 2014 5:19 AM GMT
    They dont grow here so nobody knows what they are but i love them. Expensive at almost 2$ each though
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    Jan 05, 2014 5:41 AM GMT
    My fave is the black persimmon (aka black sapote or "chocolate fruit").
    Creamy and dark chocolate in colour, it's not overly sweet but still delicious.
    Wish they were more readily available.
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    Jan 05, 2014 6:22 AM GMT
    Never heard of Hachiya. I personally don't like soft persimmons. They have to be crisp. If you want pure sherbet I would put them in a food processor then place them in containers then freeze.
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    Jan 17, 2014 3:47 PM GMT
    wellwell saidARUGULA PERSIMMON & PEAR SALAD

    Original recipe makes 2 servings
    Ingredients:
    1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    1/2 lemon, juiced
    1/4 cup olive oil
    1 shallot, minced
    1 persimmon, sliced
    1 pear, sliced
    1/2 cup walnut pieces, toasted
    1 bunch arugula
    1 tablespoon shaved Parmesan cheese
    salt and pepper to taste

    Directions
    Whisk the mustard, lemon juice, olive oil, and shallot in a bowl. Add the sliced persimmon, pear, walnuts, and arugula and mix well to coat.
    Shave Parmesan cheese on top of the salad and season to taste with salt and pepper.
    INVITE A NEIGHBOR !


    This sounds amazing. I'm saving this recipe. I probably will forget that I saved it, but I'm definitely saving it. THANK YOU icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 17, 2014 5:19 PM GMT
    Apparition saidThey dont grow here so nobody knows what they are but i love them. Expensive at almost 2$ each though.

    But you have Canadian bacon, so I think you're ahead.
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    Jan 17, 2014 9:41 PM GMT
    Apparition saidThey dont grow here so nobody knows what they are but i love them. Expensive at almost 2$ each though


    In the Southeast US, they're the same price. But if I go a supermarket in Washington DC, I can get a whole box of them for $5. icon_confused.gif
  • ASHDOD

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    Jan 17, 2014 9:44 PM GMT
    you shouldent eat more then 3 a day ,and it dangerous for people with kidney problems.
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    Jan 18, 2014 1:09 AM GMT
    Ashdod saidyou shouldent eat more then 3 a day


    Why?