smbWhen I was a kid, dried plums were called prunes. The prune has had a PR problem over the years and has been regulated to jokes about old people and prune juice. This may explain why the prune industry has rebranded itself as Dried Plums – as in the fine folks at the California Dried Plums Board.

Anyway, I happen to really like dried plums and generally eat a few most days during the week when I need a little pick-me-up in the midafternoon. However, the dried plum (which by the way is a misnomer as they are often quite juicy) is a much more versatile fruit and the California Dried Plums Board has some great recipes, like the one I found on their site for California Dried Plum Swedish Meatballs.

About the recipe for California Dried Plum Swedish Meatballs: “California Dried Plums give flavor and moisture to these delicately spiced meatballs without adding extra fat. If fresh dill is hard to find, substitute one-half tablespoon of dried dill in the sauce.”

Find the recipe for California Dried Plum Swedish Meatballs here.

Learn more about dried plums and the California Dried Plums Board here.