How To Dry Plums (Not Your Mother's Prunes!)
- Sharp Knife
- Cutting Board
- Food Dehydrator
- Italian plums if using another type of plum, the drying time may increase since they are more moist than Italian types
- After washing, slice the plums in half all the way around the pit.
- Grab each half of a plum and twist gently to separate the halves. Remove and discard the pit.
- Place halves cut side down on the dehydrator tray (or cut-side up for less sticking - I can fit more in my dehydrator cut-side down). It's OK to pack them close together.
- Dry according to manufacturer's recommendations.* Depending on the size of the plums, start checking them in 4 to 6 hours, turning trays as needed for even dehydrating. Once they are looking more dry, flip them over to complete drying (they'll release from the trays the drier they are - leave them if they are too moist).
- Check every 2 hours, removing and packaging up any that are fully dry - showing NO moisture when touched, but are still pliable- and leaving the rest to complete drying.
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