I will have to try drying some, jamming some pulp… I literally eat something like pie once or twice a year… but a persimmon pecan pie (as she mentioned in the vid) sure sounds good. I love traditional pecan pie and normally get a piece of that on Thanksgiving.
A low sugar jam… I could eat more frequently… will have to try that.
They do have seeds… I thought all did… never seen one without seeds… but I have only seen wild ones.
I have 3 in the edge of my fields… no fruit. There are some that fruit near though… in the fall… I suspect coons, possum, leave piles on our country road of mostly persimmon seeds ;-).
Found Persimmon, (3 ingredient jam), Persimmon Pudding, Persimmon Bread…
Links below to the jam and bread vids…
I would do my low sugar jam… and might be able to convert that bread recipe to a keto version. I have a paleo recipe for banana bread that would work with persimmon bread. They both looked VERY Good. The bread looked very similar to banana bread, but more persimmon colored. I am sure the pudding is very good too, but I did not watch that one.
Dried Hachiya is almost too sweet, I can understand why it is always accompanied with tea. I’d think these American persimmons should dry up the same way. There are multiple recipes mentioned here. Couple of super simple processing steps I do with Fuyus - 1) making smoothies with milk and 2) topping the pulp on oatmeal or yoghurt for breakfast
While growing up wild persimmon trees were everywhere and many of them were loaded with fruit. I know of no animal that would take more than one bite until they ripened. As they ripened we would shake the tree and a few would fall for us to munch on. They were very sweet but we never gathered them and normally they would all be consumed by what I assume was opossums and raccoons. The fruit on your trees look better than any of our wild ones. Hope you’re able to find good uses for the bumper crop.