Ginger Persimmon Crumble Pie
Category: Desserts & Sweets | Blog URL: http://sweettherapie.wordpress.com/2009/11/28/ginger-persimmon-spice-zig-a-zig-ah/
This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.
Now, I’m sure many of you savvy bakers, persimmon afficianados and gingersnap munchers are probably thinking – "Gingersnap crust AND ginger crumble topping? Are you mad? That subtle persimmon flavour will melt under so much heat!" And you’re right. Melt it did – into a creamy, spicy fruit layer which may have smacked more of ginger than persimmon, true, but it worked. Oddly, my taster described the fruit filling as “chocolatey”, which made little sense to me – it tasted nothing like chocolate – but maybe he was referring to the smooth, silky texture.. (Plus, I can count the number of times I’ve seen him eat chocolate on one hand.. so there you go.) Anyway, this sweet & spicy pie is the perfect treat to warm things up on a cold winter's eve - give it a try as written if you love ginger or try dialing down the heat by leaving out the candied ginger in the filling (and even using a different crumble topping if you like). Enjoy!