What Can I Cook With Persimmons?

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Q: A friend gave me a bag of persimmons. Although ripe, they are lacking in flavor and have very thick skin. They also look like they should be used in the next few days.

Do you have any suggestions of how I can cook them? I'd prefer some relatively healthy and easy suggestions.

Sent by Olga

Editor: Olga, congratulations on your persimmons. They can be so delicious. Here are a few ideas from the site archives on what to cook with them.

Persimmon Magic - Simple dried slices
Persimmon Oat Muffins
Persimmon and Mozzarella Salad
Persimmon Tart

Readers, do you have any suggestions for Olga?

Related: Farmers' Market Report: Persimmons

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