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I try to not get too poetic and silly about food. I like food. Food is delicious. Hooray!

But this persimmon and bourbon pie is something else. It's enchanting. I've made two different versions now - a muted, sweeter version, and a spicy and slightly more alcoholic version. Both were amazing. :D

Plus, the vanilla crumble on top is really tasty and dead easy. I think you could put it on top of any fruit and have a masterpiece on your hands.

This recipe was inspired by this pear and persimmon one - though I tweaked and modified quite a bit, because I can never just follow a recipe.

Step 1: ingredients

for the pie:
  • a pie crust (I used a store bought one to save time)
  • 10-15 fuyu persimmons
  • shot of bourbon (1-2 tablespoons)
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup sugar (taste your persimmons before adding so you don't go too sweet!)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of cloves
  • pinch of salt

for the vanilla crumble:
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter (half a stick)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

The version listed here is the smoother, mellower pie. The boy enjoyed that one much more, so I figure that one is best to present here. If you love cinnamon and cloves, feel free to add more! It's yummy regardless. :D

You'll also want a nice pie pan. I like these glass Pyrex ones!

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I have had persimmon bourbon bread. It was so amazing. This pie looks even better.
<p>Try cutting the persimmon in half and scoop out the centre with a spoon.</p>
<p>great recipe</p>
<p>It look soooo good! I love persimmon, I didn't know they cold be cooked, I will try it.</p>

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