Just Persimmons Pudding

Another persimmon pudding? Yes. I am shamelessly posting another persimmon pudding recipe. Mostly because I just made this today, faster than it took my boys to destroy the living room. That’s how quick this recipe is! And also because I love persimmons and my husbands client just gave us a huge bag of the Hachiya kind, which are the ones that need to be super ripe before eating, which means the best way to eat them in my opinion is prepared, not just as is, as they are so messy when they are ripe enough.

This isn’t even a recipe. It’s really just an inspiration for you guys 🙂

 

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Ingredients:

  • 4 really ripe persimmons
  • 1/4 cup liquid (I used coconut milk)
  • 1 chunk of fresh ginger (optional, but with people getting sick everywhere I throw ginger in everywhere I can to boost our immune systems!)

Steps:

  • wash and stem the persimmons
  • add everything to a blender
  • blend on high, serve and enjoy!

 

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I enjoyed mine over some warm buckwheat porridge with a bunch of spices added to it (cardamom, cinnamon and fresh grated ginger). Had a cup of chai tea with it, the perfect warming rainy day fall breakfast 🙂

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Kabocha Persimmon Pudding

Thick. Creamy. Dreamy. Nutritious and satisfying. 4 ingredients and 3 minutes later and I had myself a super tasty vegan pudding. Kabocha squash and persimmons being two of my favorite seasonal produce items, I cannot believe this is the first time I combine them. I had just gotten home from a workout and was going to be working shortly after. I needed something quick and satisfying. This was it. I love it when I can get away with eating something after a workout that seems like it should be had for dessert. I would have this pudding at any time of day really.

Persimmons being super high in vitamin A (Good for eye sight, and skin as well as mucus membranes), as well as vitamin C (great for the immune system and mucus membranes). Kabocha squash has half the calories of butternut squash, yet double the richness in flavor in my opinion! It is also very high in vitamin A and C and beta carotene (powerful antioxidant and anti inflammatory).

Needless to say, this pudding is a great way to get a good dose of vitamin A and C !

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup roasted kabocha squash
  • 1 cup fresh ripe fuyu persimmons
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 2 medjool dates
  • cacao nibs as toppings

Steps:

  • put everything in the blender and blend on high until nice and creamy
  • makes 2 servings, (but I got jipped cause all my kids wanted some)

Raw Persimmon Pie

I never liked persimmons. Several people got me to try them at several times, and I just could never get on board with this fruit for some reason. It kinda bummed me out because as a vegetarian I eat mainly fruits and veggies, so I don’t like coming across one of those that I don’t want to eat. I’ve been even more bummed lately because persimmons are the IN fruit right now. Full on fall fruit. They are all over the farmers markets and every time I shop I feel like I should buy some, but I just don’t want to “waste” my money on them. Last week a friend made a salad with them in it. I just ate around them and eventually decided to stop being such a pries and just eat them. What came next was such a surprise. I actually liked it!! I ate them all! And then I had more salad! I have no idea what changed. I even looked up the nutritional content of persimmons and wondered if maybe my body was craving so much the nutrients and vitamins persimmons have that it changed my taste buds. Whatever the reason, I was so excited!!! A new ingredient to play with!!! I could not wait to go to the farmers market so I could buy some and eat them and make raw treats with them 🙂

So I decided to make a raw fall flavored pie to bring to our friends house warming party today. After a little hiccup in the kitchen, I made this beauty.

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Ingredients for pie crust:

  • 1 cup raw pecans
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup soft medjool dates
  • zest of 1 orange

Steps:

  • put all ingredients in food processor and blend until everything sticks together but not so much as it forms a ball

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  • put in pie dish a using the back of a spoon flatten it out to form a crust.
  • set aside

Here I used a spring form pan as it is easier to travel with, but normally I would use a regular pie dish. And I always put wax paper on the bottom of my raw pies or cakes to make it easier to get out of the dish as they can be sticky.

Ingredients for filling:

  • 1 1/2 cups persimmon
  • 1 1/2 cups butternut squash ( I would have used persimmons here but ran out because of my kitchen hiccup)
  • 1 1/4 cups coconut milk
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 5 medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 TBS soy lecithin
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil

Steps:

  • put all ingredients in the blender minus the lecithin and oil
  • blend until smooth
  • add the lecithin and oil
  • blend until well incorporated
  • pour in pie crust
  • put in fridge to set for a couple hours
  • decorate with sliced persimmon, pecans and a drizzle of raw chocolate sauce
  • eat up!!

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