12 Overripe Persimmon Recipes

Persimmons are one of the most delicious fruits in existence. They have a wonderful aroma, are loaded with vitamin C, and are super high in antioxidants.

Overripe Persimmon Recipes

When they’re ripe and ready to eat, persimmons can be eaten straight from the hand and enjoyed. However, persimmons also tend to rot if left on the counter too long.

What can you do with overripe persimmons? There are a lot of different ways that you can use them. You could make persimmon juice, persimmon sauce, persimmon ice cream, persimmon butter, and more.

We’ll give you some ideas of how to get started, and we have some ideas for you below.

12 Overripe Persimmon Recipes

You can make persimmon juice, persimmon jelly, persimmon butter, persimmon cake, and many more. Overripe persimmons are also a great ingredient to use in savory dishes like persimmon-stuffed peppers or persimmon pâté.

Chocolate Chip Persimmon Muffins

If you’re looking for a quick, healthy breakfast recipe that’s ready in under 30 minutes, then you’re going to love this one.

It’s also the best way to use up any of those overripe persimmons lurking around in the kitchen. You could even make them into muffins, tartlets, or a jam – they’re all pretty easy recipes.

Just grab some persimmons, toss them with sugar, and get baking. The process will be simple, and the result is a dessert so good it might make you cry.

Overripe Persimmon Tart

A classic persimmon tart is a great way to use up leftover persimmons from last year. It also makes a beautiful presentation in your own home, and will impress your friends!

You can either make the tart using a ready-made pastry dough, or you can roll out your own dough if you prefer. You’ll need some time, patience, and a little bit of persimmon. But trust me, the results are worth it.

Overripe Persimmon Jam

You can turn your overripe persimmons into jam, or just about any other jam.

The trick is to reduce the fruit and boil it down until the water has boiled away.

If you like your jam chunky, then add it to a food processor and blitz it until it’s all smooth. If you want to strain your jam to remove the seeds, do so in a sieve or a cheesecloth.

Overripe Persimmon Pudding

If you want to take advantage of the rich flavor of overripe persimmons, there’s no better way than this creamy pudding recipe!

Cut up your overripe persimmons and throw them in a pan with some sweetener, spices, and some milk.

Let it simmer until it becomes a thick pudding consistency. Serve it in bowls topped with a little cinnamon or nutmeg.

Overripe Persimmon and Jalapeño Pepper Jam-Preserve

If you have a jar of roasted peppers on hand, use them in this jam recipe instead of jalapeños. The sweet flavor and subtle heat of the peppers work perfectly with the overripe persimmons.

To make this recipe, chop your jalapeños into small pieces and place them in a hot pan with some spices and sweetener. Add chopped persimmons to the pan, cover, and let the mixture simmer for about 10 minutes until it is thickened.

Cranberry Persimmon Fruit Salsa

This salsa tastes like autumn, but it’s made with fresh cranberries and overripe persimmons.

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, toss, and serve on top of your favorite salad or dinner dish.

Overripe Persimmon Chutney

Chutneys are a great way to use up the last of your summer fruit. Overripe persimmons can be used in chutneys, jams, pickles, sauces, and even pies!

The only problem is that you may have some left over. So, make sure to save some for this chutney recipe, which is perfect for a quick snack or appetizer on game day. You could also make a batch of these and freeze them for a quick, healthy, dessert later in the year.

You’ll want to choose a persimmon that has just turned ripe – that means it should feel soft but not mushy. If you can’t find a ripe persimmon, a couple of firm bananas will do.

Lemon-Glazed Overripe Persimmon Bars

If you like lemon desserts, we’ve got a recipe that makes lemonade out of overripe persimmons. These lemon bars are super easy to make and taste amazing!

Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Add the vanilla and mix well. Mix the flour mixture into the creamed butter mixture. Stir in the overripe persimmon pulp and lemon juice.

In another bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff. Fold the egg whites into the batter and bake for 20-25 minutes in a preheated oven at 350 F. Let cool before cutting into small squares.

Ginger Overripe Persimmon Bread

This overripe persimmon bread is great with your morning coffee, tea, or hot cocoa!

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line an 8×8 inch baking pan with parchment paper and grease the bottom of the pan. Place all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir well to combine.

Transfer the dough to the prepared baking pan and pat it out evenly, making sure it is about 1/2 inch thick. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting into small squares.

Fuyu Persimmon Crumble

The fuyu persimmons are usually found during the fall, but they’re available all year round at your local farmers market. They’re also a good choice if you have a hard time finding them. The skin on these fruits can be very tough, so it’s best to wash them well and then cut them into chunks and dry them completely.

Once you have the fruit, you can make a crumble like this one that features fuyu persimmons. The spices in this crumble mix give it a distinct autumnal flavor.

Spiced Persimmon Bourbon Old Fashioned

This persimmon-spiked bourbon is the perfect cocktail to sip on a hot summer day. The recipe for this cocktail was inspired by the flavors in my husband’s favorite fall drink: the Persimmon Old Fashioned.

He loves the sweet flavor of fresh persimmons, and I love the crisp spice notes in this combination. The addition of fresh mint leaves creates a refreshing contrast to the sweet persimmons, making this cocktail feel like an autumnal treat rather than a summer one.

Smashed Avocado with Sweet Persimmon

I love to get creative with avocados, and the simplest way to do this is with a blender or food processor. Just combine half of a ripe avocado with a pinch of salt, one teaspoon of maple syrup, and one tablespoon of fresh lemon juice. Blend until smooth and then add a pinch of cayenne pepper to taste.

Sweet Persimmon can be hard to find, but you can make your own at home by blending ripe, fresh persimmons with sugar and cinnamon. If you don’t have access to persimmons, just use an equal amount of apple instead.

Persimmons are one of the most delicious fruits in existence. They have a wonderful aroma, are loaded with vitamin C, and are super high in antioxidants.

When they’re ripe and ready to eat, persimmons can be eaten straight from the hand and enjoyed. However, persimmons also tend to rot if left on the counter too long.

What can you do with overripe persimmons? There are a lot of different ways that you can use them. You could make persimmon juice, persimmon sauce, persimmon ice cream, persimmon butter, and more.

We’ll give you some ideas of how to get started, and we have some ideas for you below.

Overripe Persimmon Recipes

12 Overripe Persimmon Recipes

You can make persimmon juice, persimmon jelly, persimmon butter, persimmon cake, and many more. Overripe persimmons are also a great ingredient to use in savory dishes like persimmon-stuffed peppers or persimmon pâté.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 5 people
Calories 250 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Chocolate Chip Persimmon Muffins
  • Overripe Persimmon Tart
  • Overripe Persimmon Jam
  • Overripe Persimmon Pudding
  • Overripe Persimmon and Jalapeño Pepper Jam-Preserve
  • Cranberry Persimmon Fruit Salsa
  • Overripe Persimmon Chutney
  • Lemon-Glazed Overripe Persimmon Bars
  • Ginger Overripe Persimmon Bread
  • Fuyu Persimmon Crumble
  • Spiced Persimmon Bourbon Old Fashioned
  • Smashed Avocado with Sweet Persimmon

Instructions
 

  • Pick any of these recipes.
  • Prepare the ingredients.
  • Enjoy your meal in no time!
Keyword Overripe Persimmon Recipes