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Persimmon Recipes

Updated on October 7, 2014

Persimmon Dessert Recipes

The Persimmon is a fruit that grows on medium-sized trees throughout the world. Like many fruits, persimmons can be consumed in a variety of ways, including as the main ingredient in some great persimmon dessert recipes. Here I would like to focus on a few of those dessert dishes, including persimmon pudding, persimmon cookies, and a tasty persimmon pie recipe as well.

Public domain photo courtesy Wikimedia/Downtowngal

Traditional Persimmon Pudding

Persimmon pudding a traditional holiday treat for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any special event. This recipe is easy to prepare, and takes about two hours to bake.


2 cups persimmon pulp

2 eggs

1 cup white sugar

4 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

6 cups milk

1 tablespoon butter

Preparation and Cooking Directions:

*Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

*In a large bowl, whisk together the persimmon pulp and eggs. Stir in sugar. Combine the flour and baking soda; stir into the persimmon pulp and milk until smooth. Pour into a large well-greased casserole dish. Dot butter on top.

*Bake in oven for about two hours, stirring every 15 minutes. Pudding will be dark brown when finished. May be served hot or cold.

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Persimmon-Walnut Cookies

This is a classic recipe that has been in my family for as long as I can remember. Total prep and baking time is about 35 minutes.


3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup shortening

1 egg

1 cup persimmon pulp

2 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon cloves

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup chopped walnuts

Preparations and Cooking Directions:

*Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two baking sheets.

*In a medium or large bowl, whisk together the flour, soda, spices, and salt, then set bowl aside.

*In a separate bowl with a hand mixer, cream the shortening with the sugar. Beat in persimmon pulp, egg, and flour mix very well until all ingredients combined thoroughly. Stir in the walnuts by hand with large spoon.

*Scoop small globs of mixture onto the greased baking sheets.

*Bake for approximately 15 minutes.

Unripe persimmons can taste very bitter. Luckily, picked persimmons will continue to ripen when kept at room temperature.

Classic Persimmon Pie Recipe

Here is a very simple and delicious persimmon pie recipe, that takes less than one hour to prepare and bake.


1 1/2 cups mashed persimmon pulp

2 eggs

1 cup granulated sugar

1 tsp. ginger

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. cloves

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 2/3 c. evaporated milk

1 (9 inch) pastry shell, unbaked

Preparation and Cooking Directions:

*Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

*Utilizing an electric mixer, combine eggs and persimmon pulp, beating until smooth.

*Add in the dry ingredients and beat one minute.

*Add milk and blend entire mixture thoroughly.

*Pour into pie shell and bake 40 to 50 minutes or until pie is set.

Persimmon Pudding Recipe Video


Into photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

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    • aaxiaa lm profile image

      aaxiaa lm 

      4 years ago

      I'm going to make them cookies! Because food... Great lens!

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      5 years ago

      Good recipe and nice lens.

    • Tom Maybrier profile image

      Tom Maybrier 

      6 years ago

      They're just coming into season again!

    • takkhisa profile image


      6 years ago

      Nice lens. Thanks for the information of Persimmon Recipes.

    • Johanna Eisler profile image

      Johanna Eisler 

      6 years ago

      Every year, I can't wait for the persimmons to get ripe. Thank you for this beautiful lens!

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      6 years ago

      this is nice lens.

      Like it. I hope you guys will like these salmon recipes too.

    • Beadsnresin profile image


      6 years ago

      Thanks for this lens, my parents have had a persimmon tree since I can remember, never actually had it in anything like a pie or cake lol might give it a try when they have some on their tree :)

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      Char Milbrett 

      6 years ago from Minnesota

      I have never tried them. I wish to some day!

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      Mary Crowther 

      6 years ago from Havre de Grace

      I love trying new things and persimmon is now on my list!

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      7 years ago

      Looks good to me! Great lens! Blessed by a Squidoo Angel on 12/23/2010. Have a great day!

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      Sensitive Fern 

      7 years ago

      My dad grew up in southern Arkansas and fondly remembers the persimmon. They don't grow so well here in Iowa and I don't see them much at the grocery store. I may have tasted one once somewhere.

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      7 years ago

      Persimmons are one of my favorite fruits but it never crossed my mind to cook with them. After reading your lens I just might try one of your delicious recipes - thanks for sharing!! :)

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      7 years ago

      I have come across Persimmons in the supermarket from time to time, but have always been unsure of wht to do with them. Now I know. Thanks for the great info.

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      7 years ago

      I saw persimmons at the health food store and didn't know how to use them since I haven't ever tried one before. I will be going back to pick some up. Thank you!

    • lmmclain profile image


      8 years ago

      Great recipes and I love persimmons! I do a persimmon tea bread for my mom.

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      8 years ago

      I like eating Fuju persimmons. My boss's wife makes a yummy persimmon cake with choc. chips, walnuts and coconut. I might have to try some of these recipes.

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      8 years ago

      We have been making persimmon cookies for years, especially around Thanksgiving and Christmas. They are a wonderful source of nutrition and stay fresh in the freeze for a long time. Excellent lens.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I have eaten Persimmons but never in any of these recipes so will have to try them. Sound great. Thanks.


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