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TONY'S TRENDING RECIPE

TONY GEMIGNANI

WOOD FIRE PERSIMMON PIE
Growing up on a farm in Fremont, California, we had a persimmon tree bigger than
our house.
My mom always made persimmon cookies
during the holidays. My wife now makes
the same cookies. About 20 years ago a
customer gave me a bag of persimmons. A
day or two later my mom gave me a lug of
them. I didn't know what to do with so many
persimmons, so I thought of a pizza.
Over the years I have had different
recipes. Fuyu persimmons are easier to work
with if you decided to put them on sliced.
If you wanted to make a purée or spread,
the Hachiyas work best when ripe. Here is
one version using Fuyus. It's a spectacular
seasonal pizza. It's delicious and the colors
are so vibrant. Enjoy.

(This recipe can also be used in a gas or
electric oven)

Blend the puréed persimmon with goat
cheese and place it into a pastry bag.

1 dough ball that makes a 12-inch pizza
6 slices whole milk sliced or dry mozzarella
(approximately 1-ounce slices)
2 ripe but slightly firm Fuyu persimmons
6 persimmons thinly sliced (best sliced on
an electric slicer)
1 persimmon peeled and puréed in a mixer
3 ounces goat cheese
2 ounces smoked pancetta, partially cooked
pieces
Maldon or kosher salt flakes
1/2 green onion, trimmed and sliced
2 ounces Gorgonzola, optional
12 pieces candied pecans, optional

Shape and stretch the dough into a 12-inch
circle. Evenly place the cheese, leaving a
¼-inch border. Place your pizza into the oven.
When it is cooked 80 percent, take the pizza
out of the oven.
Place the persimmons and pancetta on the
pizza and continue to cook. When it is finished
cooking, cut into desired pieces. Add the salt,
green onions, and dollops of the goat cheese
persimmon blend. You can also finish with
candied pecans and Gorgonzola.

TONY GEMIGNANI is one of America's most influential pizza makers. Instagram: @capopizza Photo: Tony Gemignani
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Pizza Today - January 2021
Commentary
Digital
Conversation
Mike’s Monthly Tip
Man on the Street
Building Blocks
Tony’s Trending Recipe
Knead to Know
Destinations
Business Forecasting
Cleaning Protocols
Studying the Numbers
Lasagna
Small Market Menus
Chicken Pizzas
COVID-19 Mental Fatigue
New Year’s Business Resolutions
Product Showcase
Pizza Today Yellow Pages
The Marketplace
Expo Spotlight
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