This is what you can make with persimmons

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You can use persimmons in many more dishes than you might think. It is a delicious fruit as a snack, but can also be used in a cake or smoothie. These are our favorite persimmon fruit recipes.

Kaki fruit is a type of fruit that is not very well known to the Dutch population. Nevertheless, you can still buy persimmons at well-known supermarkets and often at the market in your area.

Delicious recipes with persimmons

Persimmon is a difficult fruit for most people. There are two types of persimmons, the Fuyu and the Hachiya. The Fuyu looks like a kind of orange tomato and is best eaten raw. Just like you would eat an apple, but without the skin. The Hachiya, on the other hand, is a bit longer and is only tasty when it is ripe . Then it is very soft and the fruit becomes a bit darker in color on the inside. If you eat these raw, the taste can be very bitter. In the Netherlands we mainly have the Fuyu in the shops.

When you eat a ripe persimmon, it is sweet, soft and somewhat reminiscent of a plum . That is not surprising since the persimmon is related to the persimmon. In terms of texture, it is a bit reminiscent of a mango .

Curious about what you can make with it? We have looked up the tastiest recipes with persimmons for you.

Overnight oats with persimmons

Overnight oats are the perfect breakfast if you have little time in the morning, but still want to have a good breakfast . You make it the night before, so that you can eat it right away in the morning or take it with you to school or work. Khaki goes very well with this. You can choose to mix the fruit with the oatmeal in the evening, but it often becomes a bit soggy and the taste does not improve. It’s better to cut your persimmons in the morning and sprinkle fresh over it.

Ingredients overnight oats

  • 30 – 40 grams of oatmeal
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon raisins
  • 200 millimeters (vegetable) milk
  • Optional: date syrup
  • Optional: 2 scoops (vegetable) yogurt
  • Fresh pieces of kaki fruit in the morning

Fresh autumn salad with persimmon fruit

This fresh fall salad could really use a piece of fruit. As you can see it is very simple to prepare. Since you can eat kaki fruit with apple, this combination is very tasty. Especially with the goat cheese . You can also easily replace it with feta or another type of cheese of your choice.


  • 200 – 300 grams spinach
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 persimmon fruit (Fuyu), cut into thin half rings
  • 1 apple, cut into thin half rings
  • 4 tablespoons goat cheese
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons of pomegranate seeds

You can read the full recipe and preparation on Yummy Mummy Kitchen .

Smoothie with persimmon fruit

Kaki fruit is very suitable for a smoothie. Options for the smoothie are persimmon with banana, tangerines and Easter ice cubes or, for example, with banana, a little honey and rice milk or yogurt. It’s all up to you. Did you make a lot? You can make it for the next day, or make it into a smoothie bowl . Toppings such as pomegranate seeds, banana and mango go well with this. Be sure to experiment!

Mix it with your veggies

You can easily combine persimmons with your vegetables. Fry a nice piece of fish or meat and serve it with some baked potatoes and haricot verts or green beans with pieces of kaki fruit. A surprisingly tasty combination.

Use persimmon in pastries

Kaki fruit is very suitable for a pastry. Think cakes, pies and cupcakes. This pie with walnuts and maple syrup is a delicious combination and definitely worth making soon.


  • 4 slices of persimmon fruit
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 60 gr walnuts
  • 190 gr unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 275 gr raw sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 150 g flour
  • 150 gr whole wheat spelled flour
  • 1.5 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 60ml bourbon

View the full recipe and preparation on Delicious Everyday .


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