If you have a persimmon tree (or at least a bunch of persimmons), how about drying them the traditional Japanese way, by skinning and hanging to air-dry? They turn into jam-like dates. It's called Hoshigaki, and it's fun AND delicious.
This winter salsa marries the slight sweetness of firm fleshed Fuyu persimmons with the savory goodness of garlic, a little heat from a spot of ginger, and a pop of acid from Meyer lemon. Surprisingly good.