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                           B.C. PLUM-COT LEATHER
 
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 Serving Size  : 27   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Fruits                           Low-Fat
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    4       c            Apricots, chopped
    2       c            Prune plums, chopped
    2       ts           Sugar
 
   Wash, pit and chop fruit.  Puree in blender with
   sugar.  Yields 3 1/2 to 4 cups.  Prepare 15 1/2 x 10
   1/2 inch cookie sheet or jelly roll pan by covering
   with plastic wrap and securing with masking tape. Pour
   puree evenly over the plastic.  Place in full
   sunlight.  Drying time depends on the fruit,
   temperature and sunlight.
   
   If not quite dry after the first day, bring indoors
   overnight and continue drying the next day.  It may
   take up to 24 hours.  Drying may be finished in the
   oven if weather is unsuitable for sun drying. Pre-heat
   oven to the lowest setting 150F.  Turn off.  Set puree
   in middle. Occasionally reheat to maintain warmth.
   
   The leather is ready when it peels easily from the
   plastic.  To store, roll in the plastic wrap, then in
   a sealed bag.  At room temperature it will keep one
   month.  In the fridge, 3 months.  27 servings
   
   1 serving strip 6x1 inch, contains 21 calories 1/2
   fruit & veg. choice.
   
   Source:  Enjoy BC Fruit the Diabetic Way by Elaine
   Johnston 1982 BC Tree Fruits Ltd, Sun-Rype Products
   Ltd.
   
   Shared but not tested by Elizabeth Rodier Sept 93
  
 
 
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