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Spiced Plum Fruit Leather

Summer means stone fruits and stone fruits have no chill. If you’ve found yourself in a fruit glut situation then do not panic. Make fruit leather and carry on.

A friend gave me both green and purple gages, but the recipe works with any rich flavoured stone fruit


1kg plums (or greengages)

2-3 Tbsp honey

Rind and juice of 1 orange (tip: use a potato peeler to peel long sections of rind so that they can be removed more easily)

1 Tbsp pomegranate molasses (or balsamic vinegar) — optional

7 cloves, whole (tip: gently drive the cloves through the orange peel so that they are easier to remove)

2 star anise pods

1 tsp vanilla essence


Preheat the oven to 180⁰c.

Add all ingredients to a baking lined or non- stick baking dish and roast for 30 minutes, or until plums have softened and caramelised.

Remove whole spices and orange peel.

Blend using a stab mixer.

Spread mixture across 2 fruit leather sheets and dry in a dehydrator at 70⁰c for approximately 10 hours.

Tip: if leather is still tacky and can’t pull easily way from baking sheets then continue to dehydrate in 2 hour allotments. If leather becomes brittle in the dehydrator then leave it on the tray for 1-2 days at room temperature and it should soften.

Roll and cut into strips.

Keeps for 6 months in air tight storage.

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