How To Dry Plums In A Dehydrator

Cooking - How To Dry Plums In A Dehydrator

Have you ever tried to dry plums in a dehydrator? If not, you should try it now as it will be helpful to you in many ways. You just have to have this dehydrator and few important ingredients for the drying procedure. It reduces the content of juice in the plumps with the assistance of heat and air circulation. There are also no chances of mold formation in the dried plums if you can properly dry them with the help of this dehydrator.

The first step is to place the plum half racks into the dehydrator. It is advisable to use plums cut in half, as you can reduce the cooking time. In fact, they can also be sliced into quarters or quarter-centimeter slices. It is also advisable to place your fingers under the surface of the pump so that the slices can easily fall off into the dishwater. Once the plumps are ready, you can place them in a dishwasher for further cleaning and washing.

In this article, I would like to share the tips for drying plums using a dehydrator. The first thing you have to do is to set the dehydrator at the coldest temperature. Place one-third of the slices on the bottom tray of the dehydrator lid. Prunes can be placed on the other slices to dry them quickly.

The second thing to do is to place the slices into the dehydrator. Ensure to keep your hands away from the plum halves during the process. Prunes can be dried using your oven at approximately 12 hours’ heat.

If you want to know how to dehydrate plums safely, use a low-wattage dehydrator instead of a large electric one. A small dehydrator, powered by a cigarette lighter, is ideal for doing this job. Turn on the dehydrator and fill the container with a half-liter of cold water. Turn the dehydrator on, select the low-temperature option, and place around half a liter of plump onto the container’s rim. When the slices reach the lowest possible point, place another piece of plum onto the container’s rim. Continue to do this until around half an inch of the slices have disappeared into the water.

When the slices reach the desired level, remove them from the dehydrator and let them sit for around eight to ten hours. Peel off the pit, trim any spiky outer skin, and cut the rest of the fruit into wedges. You can now place the cut pieces on trays in your dehydrator in the same way you would with fresh fruits. Be sure to keep the trays covered with newspaper or plastic wrap during the processing to avoid moisture seeping into the fruits.

When plums have reached their crispest stage, remove them from the freezer and allow them to cool slightly. Heat your oven to around 120 degrees Celsius and place the slices on a baking tray. Set your oven’s temperature controls to the appropriate level. Once the slices have achieved their recommended temperatures, place them in your solar oven.

The last step in this drying process is to gently push the slices into the airtight jar of your solar oven. Seal the lid tightly and place it somewhere that will remain cool and out of reach of children and pets. When the slices have dried, you can store them in your cabinet for up to two months.

Cooking – How To Dry Plums In A Dehydrator


  1. I’ve never tried to dry plums before. I had no idea about soaking them freezing them.
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  2. I cut 115 Japanese Red Heart plums and removed the pits then tried to turn them inside out to aid in drying that many filled all ten trays in my 50 year old Equi-Flow dehydrator. I don’t know what the termp was but I set it on High, it took 46 hours to dry them to a pliable but not brittle condition, they were not sweet like when they were picked, but this is how my wife likes them.

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