Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Persimmons from the store are good. Persimmons from the woods? The thrill of the find makes them even sweeter.
Quick Persimmon Refrigerator Pickles and Persimmon Butter (refrigerated). Recipe at the bottom of the post.
I never really liked persimmons -- until I pickled 'em with ginger, red chile, and saffron.