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Fuyu & Hachiya Persimmons

$26.95

A USPS Medium Flat Rate Box (approximately 8 lbs) of Fuyu & Hachiya Persimmons certified naturally grown on our small family farm in Rainbow, California. There are approximately 16 - 18 persimmons per box, depending on their size. The best of all persimmon worlds and enough for both persimmon recipes!

Please note that the Hachiya's are currently taking about ten days to soften and ripen. Please order your Hachiya persimmons two weeks before you plan on baking with them.

Fuyu Persimmons are a unique non-astringent Japanese style persimmons that can be eaten firm like an apple. They are delicious sliced and eaten au natural or dried. Fuyu's are yummy in salads, smoothies, or thinly sliced on pancakes or waffles. For a unique taste treat, try our Savory Persimmon Bliss (see the recipe below).

This colorful fruit is truly a special treat that will make any meal or snack extra cheerful & yummy!

Persimmons are not only tasty, they are also high in Vitamin C, Vitamin A (Betacarotene) & Fiber and have many essential amino acids! They known as the food of the Gods for good reason!

Savory Persimmon Bliss

6 firm Fuyu Persimmons peeled & sliced into 8th's
(Note: Hachiya's will not work with this recipe)
3 Strips of Bacon cut into small strips
(Your choice of pork, turkey or tofu "bacon")
1 Tbl. Butter
2 4" Sprigs of Rosemary
Dash Sea Salt & Pepper
Cook the bacon, butter and one of the rosemary sprigs until the bacon is cooked.
Add the Persimmon slices and cook until tender, yet still firm. Discard the cooked Rosemary sprig.
Add a few dashes of sea salt and a dash of pepper to taste.
Garnish your warm Savory persimmons with the fresh Rosemary Sprig and enjoy!

Hachiya Persimmons are a traditional astringent variety that needs to be eaten when they are soft and fully ripe. They are delicious cut in half and eaten like pudding or spooned like jelly onto pancakes, waffles or as an ice cream topping. They are super yummy dried and this is the best persimmon for baking cookies, cakes, pies, tarts & puddings. For an old fashioned cake like pudding (see our family recipe below).

Mom Marilynn's Hachiya Persimmon Pudding
This is a autumn & holiday family favorite´┐Ż It is a rich moist cake-like old fashioned pudding!
1 cup Flour (or gluten free equivalent)
3/4 cup Sugar
2 tsp. Baking soda
1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Salt

1 cup Soft/Ripe Hachiya Persimmon pulp (skin & tops removed)
1/2 cup Milk
1 Egg (Separate the yolk from the whites)
2 tsp. melted Butter
2 tsp. Vanilla Extract Pre -heat oven to 350 degrees

Butter a 1.5 quart covered casserole dish
Stir together flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon & salt.
Mix together persimmon pulp, milk, egg yolk melted butter & vanilla.
Stir liquid ingredients into dry ingredients, then fold in stiffly beaten egg white.
Bake the casserole dish in a shallow pan of water for 1 hr. at 350 degrees.
Check with a toothpick in the middle to see if it comes up wet. (We like ours a wee bit gooey, but not too wet!)
Let cool and serve warm or cool. This pudding is yummy on its own & extra decadent with whipped or ice cream!

This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 20 November, 2012.
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