Cooking with California Dried Plums and Prunes
Whether whole, chopped or puréed, adding California Dried Plums is a great way to boost nutritional value in recipes. Dried plums also contain natural elements which help heighten the flavors of other ingredients—whether it’s a dessert or something savory. They add moisture to your cooking and also can serve as a substitute for unhealthy fats and sugars as way to reduce calories without losing flavor.
Check out our tips and download a brochure to learn some quick and easy culinary tricks to incorporate dried plums and prunes into your diet:
- Snack on them: California Dried Plums are delicious straight from the bag or box. They are portable, convenient, and require no prep work or refrigeration. Keep a bag in your car, office, pantry and gym bag to always have some fruit on hand.
- Top It Off: Use plump, pitted dried plums atop oatmeal, on cold ready-to-eat cereals or with sliced bananas on pancakes.
- Bagel Spread: Add chopped, pitted dried plums to apple butter, orange marmalade, peanut butter or low-fat cream cheese for a flavorful and nutritious spread for toast or bagels.
- Perfect Pitas: Include halved, pitted dried plums in turkey or chicken salad for a tasty pita sandwich filling.
- Sensational Side Dish: Sauté pitted dried plums with onion and apple slices for a flavorful accompaniment to chicken or pork.
- Better Batter: Add chopped, pitted dried plums to any muffin or quick bread batter for a hint of sweetness and extra fiber.
- Dazzling Dessert: Soak pitted dried plums overnight in orange juice. Spoon over low-fat ice cream or frozen yogurt in stemmed glasses.
- Raise a Glass to Your Health: And don’t forget the prune juice! It’s chock-full of dried plums’ benefits, too, so keep some in your fridge at home and at the office as a nutritious refresher.