31 Persimmon Recipes to Try This Winter While They're in Season

The persimmon is the under-appreciated middle child of winter produce. Whether you pick a varietal that’s crisp and tart or sweet and juicy, its bright flavor is a welcome addition to any cold-weather dish. Here are 31 persimmon recipes to get you started.

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1. Herbed Kale Salad With Persimmon, Pomegranate And Maple-cumin Dressing

Maple-cumin dressing? Sign us up.

2. Kale Salad With Persimmons, Crispy Chickpeas And Fried Shallots

Easy on the eyes and taste buds.

3. Spiced Persimmon Bourbon Old-fashioned

The cure for a cold winter night.

4. Roast Pork Loin With Caramelized Persimmons And Onions

Take a page out of Aida Mollenkamp’s book and roast the fruit to sweet oblivion.

5. Avocado Toast With Persimmon, Pomegranate And Fennel

Give your brunch favorite a wintry makeover.

6. Persimmon Caprese Salad

Leave it to Gaby Dalkin to put a cozy twist on a summer classic.

7. Persimmon Burrata Caprese Salad

Hazelnuts, flaky salt and burrata? That qualifies as fancy in our book.

8. Speck-wrapped Persimmons With Balsamic Honey Glaze

Speck is like a smoky, robust version of prosciutto.

9. Persimmon Pepita Streusel Overnight Oats

This has “snow-day breakfast” written all over it.

10. Winter Cheese Board

This speaks to us on a spiritual level.

11. Persimmon, Pomegranate And Ricotta Salad

We wouldn't blame you for finishing it off with green apples and candied nuts.

12. Two-potato Latkes With Smoky Eggplant Relish And Spiced Persimmon Applesauce

Fuyu persimmons, vanilla and cinnamon will make you forget about store-bought applesauce for good.

13. Winter Beet, Persimmon And Meyer Lemon Salad

Pretty enough to steal a Thanksgiving turkey's thunder.

14. Roasted Butternut Squash Soup With Persimmon

Maple syrup, coconut cream and a ton of fall spices will warm you right up.

15. Cranberry-roasted Butternut Persimmon Salad With Fried Goat Cheese

Crispy, tangy goat cheese fritters breaded in buttermilk and panko? Yes, please.

16. Pomegranate Persimmon Salad With Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

Finished with toasted pecans, salty feta and sliced avocado.

17. Dutch Baby Pancake With Caramelized Persimmons

The Hachiya persimmons are cooked in cinnamon and pear liqueur.

18. Persimmon Salad

Pomegranate arils make *everything* look better.

19. Roasted Persimmons With Greek Yogurt And Pistachios

Trust us: This breakfast is worth getting out of bed for.

20. Persimmon Salad With Shaved Fennel And Pomegranate

You'll want to put the orange-lime citrus dressing on everything.

21. Persimmon, Fried Sage, And Goat Cheese Bites Recipe

You can never have too many five-ingredient appetizers, well, ever, but especially come the holidays.

22. Pomegranate, Persimmon And Pistachio Wild Rice Salad

Top the salad off with grilled chicken or ground pork to turn it into an entrée.

23. Harvest Cranberry, Persimmon And Burrata Salad

Who are we to turn down cheese?

24. Persimmon Salsa

And you thought summer had dibs on fish tacos.

25. Frosted Spiced Persimmon Cookies With Cranberries And Walnuts

They’re even gluten-free (not that you’d miss it).

26. Persimmon Pudding

Finished with homemade crème anglaise.

27. Flourless Persimmon Cake With Black Pepper-molasses Date Caramel

Guests with food allergies? This dessert is gluten- and dairy-free.

28. Persimmon Cookies

The three-ingredient orange glaze is a total game-changer.

29. Grain-free Mini Persimmon Spice Cakes

Have the cake on its own or go the extra mile and use it in eggnog parfaits.

30. Spiced Persimmon Pudding

It's spiked with Calvados brandy, a spirit made from apples and aged in oak.

31. Vanilla Bean-pear Persimmon Pie

Consider Christmas dessert decided.


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Taryn Pire is PureWow’s food editor and has been writing about all things delicious since 2016. She’s developed recipes, reviewed restaurants and investigated food trends at...