Dehydrating Fruits for winter.... Dried and beautiful / delish.....

Discussion in 'Drying/Dehydrating' started by daveomak, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sooo, all summer I been watching the Italian plum tree.... Finally they are ripe.... Bride rinsed and sliced them for the dehydrator... Since Todd's invention of the Q-Matz, my stuff dries faster and has better color than before, when using parchment as a base.... The air flow is much better through the dehydrator....

    I still have my SausageMaker D-10 unit.... this thing works better than any I have had previously... consistent texture on the fruits, veggies, herbs, etc...

    If you don't have Amazin Products Q-Matz, put them on your want list... great for this job and also in the smoker ( Heat Resistant up to 260°C/500°F while using indirect heat** )... for veggies, wings, sticks, sausage.... stuff don't stick to them.... rinse in warm water and dry.... that's it..... Look for Todd's sales and get some more pellets too... or an AMNPS or AMNTS for your smoking needs.. I have all his stuff.....

    These plums/prunes are so much better than store bought... more flavor, better texture.... and in the early morning hours, they can really wake you up.....:yahoo:


    http://www.amazenproducts.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=46

    http://www.amazenproducts.com/Default.asp



    Thanks for lookin'...... Dave
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2014
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks good Dave!
     
  3. Dave it looks very good. I agree about the Q-Matz. I don't know how I ever made it without them. I will be giving some for Christmas this year to??? I better not say who.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    These are really good.... Last year was our first at drying plums.... tomorrow Bride will prep the 2nd and last batch... then vac pack and freeze... they come out of the freezer very good..... better than store bought....



    48 hours at 120 deg. F.....


    Thanks for looking..... Dave
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2014
  5. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Color me stupid here, but.......... isn't a dryed plum a prune? And prunes have a very diffinate reputation??

    They do look good.
     
  6. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Yes and Yes.... BUTT.... everyone needs good fruit in the winter... :laugh1: ... Just a regular guy u-know....
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2014
  7. dcarch

    dcarch Smoking Fanatic

    Prunes are tasty, but that’s the number two raisin why people eat them.  [​IMG]

    dcarch
     
  8. rob sicc

    rob sicc Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Dave,  as long as you vac pack and freeze, they basically last forever, right?
     
  9. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Yep.... forever.... but they don't last that long once I see a pack in the freezer, I pull one out... we should end up with about 10 8 0z. bags... we'll see....


    8 0z. bags..... in the 5 x 10" bags from VacuumSealersUnlimited.com , Lisa B..... and the Vacmaster 140 from her also...

     
  10. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member



    Now that's funny.... :laugh1:
     
  11. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    very nice.....I bet Foam would make some gooddddddd Cajun Hooch outta them.....more than one way to skin a plum/prune, no?
     
  12. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    LOL.... I have a 1/2 gallon on the counter right now. But....... if its going to work like prune juice, I think I could clear out the Betty Ford Clinic. Sure, go ahead drink till you pass out, or dehydrate, sureeeee drink all you want!

    I drank last years and that was not the case, it tastes like plum wine and not prune juice! With a better kick!

    Remember my Pop fell and broke his leg, and betweeen bed and a wheelchair now the doctor prescribed 'stool softeners'. Being a dumb old country boy I remembered my service days and all those yankee's liked stewed prunes with their oatmeal. Can't hardly find stewed prunes here but a bottle of prune juice showed up. LOL Now that stuff is major powerful! I know Pop appreciated my normal minialistic approach to things. ROFLMAO!  Probably the aids apprceiated it more....... [​IMG]  
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2014
  13. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ouch...not a fun thing to deal with. However, in the spirit of the situation perhaps offer him a toddy at night of prune juice and vodka.....I call it a Piledriver (insert drum rimshot here)
     

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