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    Persimmons???

    A good friend sent a box of persimmons and clementines to me.

    What the heck do you do with these persimmons? The texture is not all that great to just eat them.
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    I found this article 5 ways to eat persimmons.

    http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/food...at-persimmons/

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    There's persimmon cookies, cakes, and I had a recipe for a very rich and delicious persimmon fudge. You can always send them to me. LOL

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    wait until they are soft, they are wonderful....I love them

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    Persimmons are delicious. Sweet and smooth. Make great pudding and cookies. Great just for eating out of hand when they are ripe. When they are not ripe, they have an astringent taste that makes your mouth feel furry. I used to have a tree and after the first frost would go and collect them before the squirrels and birds got to them. Delicious!

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    My mother use to buy a box every year. She loved them. If they are ripe to perfection then they are soft and very sweet inside. If they are not ripe..they leave a yukky feeling at the roof or your mouth. Personally I don't care for them enough to buy any. Maybe in a recipe they would be good. I never knew you could do anything bake wise with them!!
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    I let them get really, really ripe and then scoop out the pulp, remove any seeds, freeze in one cup portions. I have one son that goes bonkers for persimmon cookies so I make them for him every year. I have some persimmon pulp that has been frozen for three years and it still is good! I, personally, don't care to eat them, but LOVE to use them in cooking. they work well in a bread recipe too. Lots on internet.

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    If anyone would like some persimmons... I have a tree FULL of them. I can surely send you some.

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    That is good to know about the fuzzy feeling in your mouth. That is exactly what hubby said after eating one when we first got them a couple days ago. I will try to bake with them in a few days and also freeze them like wendiq said to do. Thanks everyone! I knew you all would come through or me. I do a lot of baking during the holidays, so I will try it.
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    Annthreecats... That was an excellent link thanks so much! That clears up some of my questions. It seems you have to wait until they are mush inside beore this type is ripe and this variety is best used as a baking ingredient.

    This was an interesting reply on that thread link... Anyone ever try this?

    "For Hachiya persimmons, all you need to do to get it to ripen is to place them or bury them in RICE and wait for a couple of days/weeks and it’s ripen right up..Never freeze them..Bury them in RICE!! It works..My family has done it for generations."
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    We have two persimmon trees in our yard and have had them at least 43 yr.s. They are good for attracting bees and very slippery when stepped on. My Husband hates to cut down trees that are still alive. He cuts the grass and walks in that part of the yard. They are the largest persimmon trees I have ever seen. Deer eat them and they grow wild around here. We have never eaten them and always have a bumper crop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yvonne View Post
    My grandpa used to make the best persimmon pudding.
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    I love then just plain but they make great cookies...Go to Cooks.com and they have a lot of recipes....

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    Humm... good cookies? I will try that. I have a cherry cobbler in the oven right now from my cherry tree cherries. I put them up into the freezer earlier this year.

    You should give that fruit away, jingle! Such a waste to have it just feed the deer and track up the house. Don't you have a homeless shelter that would take them?
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