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What on earth can I do with Persimmons?

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BillMurrey Fri 18-Dec-15 22:30:10

I have three, ripening gloriously, on my worktop.

Nobody likes the taste of them raw and I can't find a nice recipe that appeals to me. I don't make jam and don't have the patience or skills for complicated recipes.

Something with shortcrust pastry would be good as I have some that needs using up.

I really like how they look though grin

LoveMILbut Fri 18-Dec-15 22:32:45

Ooh they are lovely raw! Never thought of cooking them. Watching with interest.

MoonlightandMusic Fri 18-Dec-15 22:38:33

They don't like them raw?? fshock

This might work then? (Only possibly without the pomegranate, I think that bit may be a frippery.)

BillMurrey Fri 18-Dec-15 22:47:28

Moonlight you are a star. Dd will love to make these with me. She's a hopeless cook, but I can do the bases and she has the patience and artistic-ness to do the petals. And we have pomegranates too.

I wonder if we can make these for Christmas day (we're doing the puddings).

I Also wonder if, after reading that blog post, we have been trying to eat them when they're not ripe enough. It's really unusual for us not to like a fruit.

We'll have a go and report back - thanks smile

MoonlightandMusic Fri 18-Dec-15 23:04:53


I was wondering on the raw bit - once they start getting black bits they are delicious (admittedly me knowing they are ripe is somewhat hit and miss, but still...).

BillMurrey Fri 18-Dec-15 23:09:51

Ah, well I have never left them that long tbh, so that'll be it.

We'll try both ways.

BillMurrey Tue 29-Dec-15 22:26:45

Would you believe, they still haven't ripened. confused

PitPatKitKat Wed 30-Dec-15 13:44:37

Aww, that's a shame.

Pop in a brown paper bag with bananas maybe? Like tomatoes.

I was hoping for a photo as they look gorgeous!

BillMurrey Tue 05-Jan-16 10:42:43

Well, they did ripen, and we ate them just as they are, and they were lovely. DD and I are both converts and just too lazy to make the pies.

Sorry there is no photo.

This must be the dullest conclusion to a fruit-related thread ever - my apologies grin

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