Total Time
8hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 hrs

This is a Jamie Oliver recipe. He recommends using all kinds of dried fruit, including apricots, plums, peaches, pineapple and apples. The quantity is a guess. It totally depends on how big you make the fruitgums.


  1. Put the dried fruit in a food processor and whiz until it becomes a smooth purée.
  2. Scoop onto some greased wax paper and then use a palette kinife to spread it into a square, about 1/4 inch thick.
  3. Slide the paper, with the fruit on top, onto a baking tray and bake at 150 F or 70 C overnight.
  4. If you are in a hurry, you can do it for a couple of hours at 300 F or 160 C.
  5. The fruit should be soft but firm when it's done.
  6. Peel off the waxed paper and slice the fruit into bite-sized pieces.
  7. You can also use cookie cutters to make different shapes.
  8. Store in an airtight jar.