For Something Different than Pumpkin Pie Try Persimmon Pie

 What Different Kinds Of Pies Do You Make?

Fuyu Persimmons

Fuyu Persimmons

Around where I live there’s been a bumper crop of Fuyu Persimmons (the small hard kind) and we have been given a passel of this brightly colored fruit. We’ve passed some on and yesterday I made two Pies with. It was Easy as Pie! I make it just like an apple pie and

Persimmon Pie

Persimmon Pie

Here’s the Fuyu Persimmon Pie Filling recipe I used. I chose this recipe because it uses Meyer lemons which we also have a passel of.
I must confess I use frozen pie crusts. Who among us can make good pie crust? Please advise.

adapted from Star Dough Persimmon Pie

3 pounds persimmon, peeled, cored, and sliced into thin wedges
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
pinch of salt
Juice from 1/2 Meyer lemon
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup melted butter
2 eggs

1. Mix persimmon slices with pumpkin pie spice, salt, and Meyer lemon juice.
2. Add fruit to pie shell.
3. In a bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1/3 cup melted butter. and 2 eggs until smooth.
4. Pour mixture over persimmon in pie shell. Cover with top crust.
5. Brush top crust with one beaten egg and sprinkle with sugar. Cut a few slits in the pie to allow steam to escape while baking.
6. Bake the pie at 375° for 45 minutes, until the crust is golden (if the edges brown too quickly, cover with aluminum foil).
7. Let cool 1 hour, then serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Let me know about your Pie Making experiences.

always something Nurturing on Thursday inspired by Becca Givens

 

 

20 thoughts on “For Something Different than Pumpkin Pie Try Persimmon Pie

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  2. I think I would try it, but I would want one of my Mother’s (Mary fixes it like mom did) pumpkin pies sitting there too, just in case. lol
    I won’t mention the whipped cream sitting there too to put on it. M’mmm good!!

    Neal

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  3. I’ve not tasted persimmons and have always wanted to try them — I usually miss their short time in the grocers in TX — will have to see if I can find any in LA. This looks divine, Great with a cup of coffee or hot tea!! Thank you for sharing!!

    A foodie bucket list — conquer homemade pie crust!! 😀

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  4. Hi Carol, sounds perfect for the cold weather here, I’ll try this recipe, but I’m afraid I’ll have to eat all the pie myself, the kids don’t like persimmons. Have a great Sunday!

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