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How to dry plums for prunes: the easiest recipe

Tetiana KoziukLS Food
Recipe for prunes from homemade plums. Source: Pixabay

Homemade prunes are a real find for every housewife. Because they can be added to baked goods, various desserts, cooked in compotes, and eaten on their own. Prunes according to this recipe are very tasty, soft, and well-stored. At the same time, it requires a minimum of effort and ingredients.

A popular cook and confectioner Lilia Tsvit on her YouTube channel Lilia Tsvit told us how to make homemade prunes from plums. (To watch the video, scroll to the end of the news) .

Recipe for homemade prunes from plums

Ingredients:

  • plums - 1 kg
  • water - 1 liter
  • baking soda - 1 tsp.
How to properly dry plums for prunes

Method of preparation:

1. Bring a solution of water and baking soda to a boil. Then immerse the plums in it and boil for 30 seconds.

2. Put the plums on a baking sheet covered with parchment.

3. Next, dry the plums in the oven. Drying will take place in three stages. First: at a temperature of 50 degrees for 5 hours. After that, turn the plums over to the other side and cool them completely.

Dried prunes

4. The second stage: at a temperature of 70 degrees for 5 hours. Also after you need to turn the plums to the other side and cool completely.

5. The third stage: at a temperature of 90 degrees for 5 hours. At the same time, for the last 15 minutes, you need to dry the plums at a temperature of 120 degrees.

6. Cool the prunes completely and check them for readiness: they should be soft, but not wet inside. If not, dry the prunes again.

Homemade prunes in the oven

7. Store in a hermetically sealed container.

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