A few weeks ago while visiting a friend in San Diego, I decided to bring back some organic persimmons for my mom as a souvenir. I think they were grown by the owner of the restaurant as he told me I could take as many as I wanted after I paid him my one or two dollars for the persimmons, and a few Meyer lemons. Prior to that I had never seen or heard of a persimmon, and honestly could barely pronounce it. Well, I may have seen them in the store before but mistaken them for tomatoes, but they are actually a very sweet fruit. After they were done ripening on the porch for a few weeks, I settled on this persimmon pudding recipe from Allrecipes.com. It was quite a process, but an awesome first taste for me. I’m a big fan of bread pudding and this one was a nice balance of rich gooey dough, buttery flavor, and cinnamon.
To get the pulp from the persimmons I sectioned them and peeled the skin off, then used a very small strainer to mash them through. I ended up using the chunky parts too, once they were smashed down enough.
I also used soymilk and 1/4 c. less sugar than the recipe calls for.