I'm lucky enough to have both neighbors and coworkers with prolific persimmon trees, so wanted a pie recipe to use some of the Fuyu (crisp) persimmons. I wasn't too thrilled with the few I found, so came up with this colorful pie. I have NOT tried to make this with the Hachiya (soft) persimmons and have no idea how it would turn out! I used Splenda, but the same amount of sugar should work. NOTE: If your persimmons are still hard and have not ripened until they give just slightly to pressure, you may want to increase the stovetop cooking time. Personally I like it with the persimmons a little crunchy but I was definitely in the minority. Also, this makes a slightly tart pie. If you like your pies sweet, increase the Splenda or sugar to 3/4 cup. UPDATE: I made this pie for a holiday luncheon at work and substituted sugar for the Splenda. It received rave reviews! UPDATE 6/25/10: My pie just won RESERVE BEST OF SHOW at the Solano County Fair! WOOHOO!!!