Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A Delicious Way To Dry Plums



















I'm just not a big prune fan…but I do like plums. We have two plum trees that provided us with more plums than we could eat and share.  Being fans of dried fruit, we decided to try drying the plums sliced like many other fruits.  

We learned a couple things from this…they take twice as long to dry, and they are wonderful!!


Just place sliced plums on dryer racks and set the temp at 135. Let dry least 6-8 hours but depending on thickness of slices it could take longer. Using your oven is an option too. Set oven temp at 12-140 degrees. Place cut fruit on baking sheets lined with wax paper or parchment paper.






When they are dry there should be no juicy or squishy parts on the fruit. As you can see in the photo below.







 Place in freezer bag or other air tight containers and store in a cool part of the house for 6-12 months.




















We like to add cut up dried fruit to our green salad, cereal, trail mix, or just eat alone as a snack.
Weight watchers count 3 points for 1/4 cup of dried fruit.

Enjoy!



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