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Peggy Trowbridge Filippone

Prunes are plums? Plum Recipes

By August 24, 2013

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Plum Recipes
Yes, indeed! Prunes are simply dried plums. I don't know why prunes have such a bad connotation to the younger generations, but a few years ago, the prune industry banded together to change the perception of the general public by essentially re-naming prunes to reflect their true origin and marketing them as dried plums. Check out the many plum and prune recipes, such as Plum Jam, Chicken with Vermouth Prune Sauce, Sweet Potato and Leek Gratin, and more.

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July 14, 2010 at 1:08 am
(1) Jenna says:

Prunes are a type pf plum. So yes it is a plum but its of a distinct plum species. The flavor is a little different than that of a regular plum. From my understanding a prune is a bit more fiberous than a regular plum.

July 14, 2010 at 5:28 am
(2) Peggy says:

Hi Jenna!
There may be some varieties of plum that make better prunes, but prunes, per se, are simply dried plums. Perhaps you are speaking of its botanical name Prunus domestica?

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July 21, 2011 at 10:34 am
(3) Mario says:

Yes, I second that Peggy. Prunes are simply dried plums, at least what we call them here in the UK. No need to re-invent the bike haha..

August 15, 2011 at 5:40 pm
(4) Diana says:

A prune is a type of small, slightly oblong, plum. It has more fiber than regular a plum, and hence is better for drying and for making “dried prunes” for constipation purposes. Fresh prunes are sold in Europe, as they are popular for cooking and making tarts. The plums sold in America are round, are larger, and have less fiber than their European counterparts.

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September 21, 2013 at 8:58 pm
(9) Deb says:

We have 20 acres of orchards and we raise prunes. Our favorite variety is the Italian Prune. They may be in the same family as the plum but a prune is not just a dried plum. A prune by any other name is still a prune and they are delicious.

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