Wednesday, September 7, 2016
There is an old Italian Prune Plum tree just up over the rise from us. It grows along side the road in the public right of way. Most years, it provides the best fruit that is free for the taking.
Caesar and I took a walk over there this morning and I picked a good sized bag full. It took me two good washings of each individual plum to get the dust off them from the gravel road that they grow beside. I then set to work cutting them in half and then loading them onto the food dehydrator trays. I was able to fill 6 trays up. It should take about 24 hours to get them fully dehydrated and ready to store.
I love the dehydrated prunes to snack on or to rehydrate and use in different recipes. You can chop them up and use them in muffins or you can leave them whole and make tarts with them. I would imagine that you could also use them in trail mix, granola, fruitcake and other things also. Honestly, these are easy to do and the most time consuming part was the washing of each plum.