How to dry prunes?
Drying plums and eat them often, because they are not only tasty but also healthy! Find out how to dry prunes properly. Here is a step-by-step instruction on drying plums.
Dried plums are a real delicacy. They can be dried at home. The best way to dry tomatoes are prunes. This is not a difficult operation. Prunes must be ripe, firm, healthy and undamaged. Plums with damage are not suitable for drying at all. Plums should be cleaned from dirt, washed and rinsed with boiling water. Plums are blanched in such a way for several seconds, thanks to which the skin is soft and the waxy coating disappears. Plums are dried in a sieve, the seeds are removed, and then they are placed on a baking sheet, which was previously lined with parchment paper. Place the tray in an electric oven and dry them at a temperature between 55 and 70 degrees Celsius. Higher temperature is not advisable.
During drying plums the fan is turned on and the oven door is left ajar. This will speed up the drying as the flow of warm air will be more efficient. Plums can stay in the oven for 24 hours. It is best to dry the plums for four hours at a temperature of up to 50 degrees Celsius. The second drying of the fruit also takes four hours and is done at a higher temperature – between 60 and 70 degrees Celsius. This is a good solution, because this way the dried plums are nice, they are not cracked, but only slightly wrinkled.
Home methods for drying plums
Our grandmothers used to dry plums in the sun, on a tray lined with paper. This is a good and ecological way in summer. Dried plums can be stored for several months and consumed during that time.