As their texture is crisp yet tender with a sweet flavor, Fuyu persimmons can be used as a substitute for apples or pears. You can eat them fresh out of hand or add to cold appetizers and salads, use as a topping in pizza, make pies, tarts and even ice cream. Fuyus go well with cranberries, pomegranates, ginger, vanilla, nutmeg, cream, brown sugar, maple, soft cheeses, pecans, pistachios, bacon, proscuitto, figs, mild lettuces and bitter greens. They blend well with herbs such as basil, arugula and mint. They also go well with citrus.