Thanksgiving is all about pie. But if you can believe it, there are people out in the world that dislike pie. I know many of them; they prefer cake or cookies or ice cream. While part of me would like to talk all sorts of trash on them, I sort of get it.
I used to dislike fruit pies and would skip the fruit part all together and just dip the crust in whipped cream. That was before I learned that there are apples in the world that should be baked and others that should never ever be touched with heat. This made the world of difference.
Because these people who hate pie exist, I wanted to give you an alternative. This persimmon pudding is like a spongy cake with hot salty and sticky toffee sauce poured on top. It’s warm and soft and salty and sweet and ahhh! I made this a couple times and each time I was like, This might be better than apple pie!
For this recipe, I teamed up with McCormick Gourmet to bring you a spin on a traditional favorite. This spin includes my favorite fall fruit: the hachiya persimmon.
There are two types of persimmons: fuyus and hachiyas. Fuyas are round and stout and eaten best when they’re firm.
They’re perfect for salads or even in stuffing. Hachiyas should be eaten when they’re very, VERY soft. The ones I had were so soft I thought they were going to burst.
With hachiyas you can make cookies…but really you should make this. I love those cookies, but this is a million times better.
This is a mash-up of the old British dessert, sticky toffee pudding, and the American classic, persimmon pudding. Why these two haven’t merged to make one is beyond me; it’s a marriage that makes complete sense.
In other news, I’m completely obsessed with Serial and the worst part about Thanksgiving is that they’re skipping a week and we’ll have to wait for the first Thursday in December to get another episode. I’ve thought a lot about the case, in sort of obsessive ways, but mostly I’m just hoping we find out what really happens. Are you listening? If you haven’t, I am completely jealous you can listen from the beginning. Listening to each episode as you prep Thanksgiving sounds like a day from heaven. DOOO IT!
(This post is sponsored by McCormick Gourmet. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that keep A Cozy Kitchen cozy.)