Dear Friends – it is with heavy hearts we inform you that Tree Things summer deliveries will be on pause for 2022. The past year has presented new challenges, particular on the personal front. Our son Michael is having increasingly severe seizures which require continuing in-home care. After many weeks of soul searching, we have arrived at the difficult conclusion that my presence is needed at home where my top priority must remain. We realize that our decision will bring some sadness for you, our faithful customers, some who have been loyal for over 30 years. The decision was not made lightly.

We are hopeful for the future and look forward to the summer of 2023. Thank you for all your care and concern and prayers for our family – Matthew Doerksen

Persimmon Pie

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). 

Combine eggs, cinnamon, sugar, and salt. Mix in cream, persimmon pulp, melted butter, and lemon 

juice. Pour into unbaked pie shell. 

Bake for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and bake an additional 

30 minutes. Cool before slicing. 

Persimmon Orange Delights (Cookies)

Cream butter and sugar lightly, then add next four ingredients.  Measure flour and add soda, 

baking powder, spices and salt.  Stir once together then add to first mixture.  Fold in nuts and raisins. 

To make Drop cookies, drop by teaspoon on greased cookie sheet.   Bake at 375 for 12-15 minutes.

To make persimmon brownies, pour into a 13 x 9 inch greased pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 

20 to 30 minutes or until brownies start to leave sides of pan. 

Cut in squares and serve a la mode with ice cream or sweetened whipped cream sprinkled with 

grated orange rind.

Makes 3 dozen drop cookies, or 12 squares.

Persimmon Ice Cream

1. Puree peeled and seeded persimmons in an electric blender.

2. Add sugar, lemon juice, and heavy cream to persimmon puree.

3. Churn-freeze.

Makes 1/2 gallon 

Persimmon Pudding from Wanda

Mixture #1

Sift together:  1 cup sugar

                 1 cup  flour


Mixture #2

Beat together:  

Add:        1 cup persimmon pulp OR 1/2 cup persimmon pulp and 1/2 c. crushed pineapple with juice

Combine 2 mixtures. Line loaf pan with wax paper. 

Bake at 350 degrees for 60-70 minutes.


Boil 2-4 minutes:  

Serve warm over slices of persimmon bread/pudding. Store in fridge.

Persimmon Bread

Blend eggs, sugar and oil together. Mix soda into pulp. Add to sugar mixture.

Sift flour before measuring. Add nuts to dry ingredients and fold into persimmon mixture.

Pour into oiled loaf pan. Place in a 325° oven for 75 minutes.

Gram's Persimmon Pudding

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Butter a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish.

In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, persimmon pulp, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla 

and melted butter. Combine the sugar, flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; whisk into the 

persimmon batter until well blended. Pour into the prepared baking dish.

Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until the pudding is set and the top is lightly browned. 

Yields: 4 servings 

Pumpkin/Persimmon Dessert from Dan's Aunt Marie 

Mix in order:  

Pour into greased 9x13 pan.

Mix and sprinkle over top:      

Bake at 350 degrees for 1- 1 1/4 hours.


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