I like gifts, especially in the form of produce. I was gifted generous amount of plums by my dear friend ‘V’ who has a beautiful fruits and vegetables garden which I wish to raid one day (hope she is not reading this).
Joke aside, I love home grown vegetables and fruits and vegetable I think they make an ideal gift for people who enjoy cooking, don’t you agree? We had a lunch get-together at her house few weeks ago and I couldn’t wait to make something with those gorgeous plums for her specially for her lovely son. So I made plum fruit roll ups for all the kids. Kids loved it, not only kids mommies loved it too.
Check out step by step recipe below and do comment and let me know how it goes for you!
- Plums about 3 cups pitted halfs
- Agave nectar 3 ½ tbs
- Pitted Dates 12-15
- Mint leaves – ¼ cup
- ¼ tsp Chat masala (optional)
- Pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Place a sheet of parchment paper in a baking sheet. Place all ingredients in a food processor or a good blender. Pulse until smooth. Heat mixture on medium heat till it boils (this step is optional)
Spread puree mixture over sheet with a spatula or the back of a spoon. Make sure the mixture is evenly spread over the sheet and not too thick or thin and bake for 15 minutes and then reduce the temperature to 200 degrees F and bake for 2-3 hours, or until fruit leather is dry (cooking times will vary, depending on how thick you spread the mixture, and how much water is in the fruit). Allow to cool completely and let it stand on kitchen platform for 1-2 hours. If you like traditional option (sun dry). You can spread mixture on sheet and keep under the sun for 24-48 hours.