Of all the fruits I preserve in some way - freezing, canning, or drying - dried plums are probably my family's favorite. They are simply a wonderful chewy-tart snack that we eat almost as fast as I can dry them. And they are NOT prunes
Smitten Kitchen Marian Burros’ Famous Purple Plum Torte From Elegant but Easy and The Essential New York Times Cookbook, by Smitten. "This is ideal with purple Italian prune plums, but if you can't find them, other plums will do.