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Persimmon Starfish Pie

Last week, I made a persimmon pie for Kelly’s Friendsgiving dinner. I used a store bought crust because it was getting late, then adapted an apple pie recipe. I, belatedly, realized that using a 9inch store bought pie crust isn’t enough to make a lattice, so I cut some stars out and ended up with a pie that looks a little like starfish climbing over persimmon rocks.

Persimmon Pie
Adapted from this apple pie recipe

2 9in pie crusts, one for the top and one for the bottom
6-8 Fuyu persimmons, peeled and sliced (or however many you need to fill the shell)
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3 tbsp flour
1/8 cup water
1/8 cup rum (or sub with water)
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2tsp all spice
1/2 tsp ginger

1.  Preheat the oven to 425 F
2. Melt the butter in a pan, add flour to form a paste.
3. Add water, rum, sugar & spices, reduce temperature and simmer
4. Fill the bottom crust with persimmon slices, put on the top crust (lattice or what have you)
5. Slowly pour the butter-sugar mixture over it
6. Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 350 F. Bake another 30-40 minutes, until the crust is golden brown. (I like my persimmons to not be blobs of mush. If you like them mushy, cook a little longer)