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.

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2. Kale Salad with Persimmons, Crispy Chickpeas and Fried Shallots

Easy on the eyes and taste buds.

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3. Spiced Persimmon Bourbon Old-Fashioned

The cure for a cold winter night.

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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.

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5. Avocado Toast with Persimmon, Pomegranate and Fennel

Give your brunch favorite a wintry makeover.

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6. Persimmon Caprese Salad

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

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7. Persimmon Burrata Caprese Salad

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

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8. Speck-Wrapped Persimmons with Balsamic Honey Glaze

Speck is like a smoky, robust version of prosciutto.

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9. Persimmon Pepita Streusel Overnight Oats

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

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10. Winter Cheese Board

This speaks to us on a spiritual level.

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11. Persimmon, Pomegranate and Ricotta Salad

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

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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.

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13. Winter Beet, Persimmon and Meyer Lemon Salad

Pretty enough to steal a Thanksgiving turkey's thunder.

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14. Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Persimmon

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

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15. Cranberry-Roasted Butternut Persimmon Salad with Fried Goat Cheese

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

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16. Pomegranate Persimmon Salad with Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

Finished with toasted pecans, salty feta and sliced avocado.

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17. Dutch Baby Pancake with Caramelized Persimmons

The Hachiya persimmons are cooked in cinnamon and pear liqueur.

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18. Persimmon Salad

Pomegranate arils make *everything* look better.

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19. Roasted Persimmons with Greek Yogurt and Pistachios

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

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20. Persimmon Salad with Shaved Fennel and Pomegranate

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

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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.

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22. Pomegranate, Persimmon and Pistachio Wild Rice Salad

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

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23. Harvest Cranberry, Persimmon and Burrata Salad

Who are we to turn down cheese?

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24. Persimmon Salsa

And you thought summer had dibs on fish tacos.

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25. Frosted Spiced Persimmon Cookies with Cranberries and Walnuts

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

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26. Persimmon Pudding

Finished with homemade crème anglaise.

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27. Flourless Persimmon Cake with Black Pepper-Molasses Date Caramel

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

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28. Persimmon Cookies

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

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29. Grain-Free Mini Persimmon Spice Cakes

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

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30. Spiced Persimmon Pudding

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

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31. Vanilla Bean-Pear Persimmon Pie

Consider Christmas dessert decided.

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