This recipe for drying your own plums shows shows you just how easy it is to do. Only one ingredient needed. The joy of making your own prunes means you can have them as dry or juicy as you like. All you need is a dehydrator or good air fryer.
Wash your plums in cold water and place in a colander to drain. Take each plum and cut in half. There's a natural line you can use. Give a gentle twist to separate the two halves. One side should come away cleanly and the other will hold the stone. Remove the stone.
500 g ripe plums
Place the halves on the racks in a single layer cut side up. Make sure they’re not touching so that air can circulate around each plum half. But otherwise pack them in so that you can get as many as possible on the rack. They will shrink as they dehydrate.
Place the racks into the dehydrator and set the temperature to 60°C (140°F). Set the timer from somewhere between twelve and eighteen hours. How long exactly will depend on the type of plum, how juicy they are to start with and how dry you want them. Check them after the first ten hours, just in case.
I made two batches, using 60 plums in total. This produced 120 prune halves. Each one filled a 500 ml clip top jar.For a quicker drying time, slice the plums.Please note: calories and other nutritional information are per serving. They’re approximate and will depend on exact ingredients used.