Belltown Hill Orchards in Glastonbury, Connecticut grows a plum called Methley. It is my favorite plum. I use it to make some very tasty vanilla plum jam. When I’ve used up my energy making jam, I turn to my dehydrator and 12 hours later we have chewy little morsels that are sweet as well as a bit sour. They are heaven.
The best part is that the fruit does not need to be peeled. I just cut out the pit, and chop the plum into quarters.
Next, they are lined up on the tray and dehydrated for about 12 hours at 135 degrees.
They taste like candy. Really good candy that is all natural and perfectly delicious. Finding homemade snacks that taste as good as, if not better than, chemical-laden grocery store goodies always feels like a tiny victory for my family.
Store them in an airtight container at room temperature. Try your best to share.
They will keep for months if they are properly dried.