Hawaiian Hum Lum Sun Prunes
We had the privilege of living 13 wonderful years in Hawaii, where we experienced many different foods from the many different cultures that settled there. One of the delicacy’s that we were introduced to were Hum Lum Prunes. To me they are similar to Preserved Lemons, except these are “cooked” out in the sun for 3-4 days until ready. Although we are living in Florida now, with a different climate than Hawaii, (Oahu has a year round temperature of 75 degrees, while Florida’s does fluctuate from extremely hot summers to milder winters with some freezing days, I calculated when the best time to make these would be, given our Florida Temps.)
I decided that making these in our cooler winter months, where are temps were in the 70’s, would be the best time.
I also had to take into account our backyard critters, the mischievous squirrels!! I knew that they may topple over my jar of Hum Lum Prunes and crack them open, as they sometimes do things that they shouldn’t. 🙂
So, I decided that the next time I was out at the beach condo, and the temps were in the 70’s, that I would make these, and now is that time!
Hum Lum Sun Prunes all Ready
The Ingredients for Hum Lum Sun Prunes
This is an old Hawaiian recipe that most no longer make. They are hard to find and expensive to order. Yet extremely EASY to make!
-3 lbs. Prunes
-9 lemons, juiced with the rind cut into strips.
-6 T. apple cider vinegar
-6 T. Hawaiian sea salt
-1 1/2 – 2 cups brown sugar
You then want to mix all your ingredients together and place into a large glass jar or some sort of glass container. Then you place out in the sun for 3 -4 days. Prunes should be ready to eat at that time. The sun will “cook” the prunes in the lemon juice.
The Making Of:
A Bowl Full of Prunes
Who doesn’t love a bowl full of prunes? 🙂
First place your prunes into a large bowl.
You next want to slice your lemons, juice them into a small bowl, then cut up the rind into slices.
Then add all of your ingredients to the prunes.
Here Hawaiian sea salt and brown sugar is added to the prunes, apple cider vinegar, lemons and lemon juice.
Mix Everything Together
You then want to place everything in a jar and place secured outside in the sun.
Here I use my son’s skim board and a beach towel.
Bring Inside at Dusk Each Night
Then place out in the sun the next day.
When the Prunes were Ready….
We decided to go on a sunset picnic.
We have a beautiful beach here on Indian Shores. Every chance we get we love to view our sunsets and have some sort of picnic.
Here we had a lovely evening of pu-pu’s on our beach.
The wine was a gift from a friend who’s family has their own vineyard, makes their own wine, but does not sell it.
They give it to friends.
It was delicious!
Some of our Dirty Garden Martini in a Jar, and our Hum Lum Sun Prunes
Delicious Mustard/Raspberry Dip and Pretzels
Sunset on the Beach
Sunset Is Here
Ahh. Doesn’t get any better than this.
Happy New Year!
Julie and Gordon
Happy Birthday to Gordon!
His Spongebob Squarepants Birthday Cake
Great Way to End our Day!
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