My friend gave me a huge amount but I'm leaving town in a day and no time to do anything before I go. Hate to see them go. Thanks.
You can freeze them, but they will be mushy when you thaw them, correspondingly harder to remove the pits from or to use in recipes. Maybe give them to a food bank or something like that?
You could dry them in the oven. It takes a while, but is mostly hands-off time. Line some baking sheets with parchment paper, spray with cooking spray. Wash the plums and pat dry. Pit them and quarter them. Spread out on baking sheets. Bake at 200 F for 2 hours. Use a spatula to turn, then bake for 2 hours more. When cool, put them in an air-tight container in the fridge.
I've never roasted mirabelles but have roasted regular plums with a little brown sugar or honey and packed them into a mason jar and filled with brandy. Delicious over ice cream all winter long and the brandy is pretty good as well.
My goodness, David, that sounds like a fabulous idea! I was going to suggest cooking them and then freezing the poached fruit, but I like your idea so much better.
Yum. Yes, thanks for the suggestions!
David, that sounds delicious.
Thanks for the kind words. It's good for most any end of summer fruit you have an abundance of or if your peach, pear or fig tree seems to ripen all at once.