Plum Leather


  • 3kg plums
  • 250g sugar
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 6 cloves


  1. Wash, destalk and drain the plums and place in a large saucepan, together with the other ingredients.
  2. Gently boil for 15-20 minutes until soft.
  3. Puree the plums through a food mill (which catches all the stones and spices)
  4. Gently boil for another 30mins to 1h until it thickens slightly
  5. Preheat the oven to 140 degrees/gas mark 1
  6. Pour into a shallow baking tray covered in non-stick reusable baking parchment
  7. Keep in the oven for 8 hours, or until the leather can be lifted from the parchment easily