How to Inflate a Prune

  1. If prune is pitted, use scissors or a paring knife to clear frayed edges of the opening created by pit removal. If unpitted, trim hole in one end (cigar cutters are not recommended, as they tend to jam) and remove pit.
  2. Hold prune between thumb and forefinger. Place forefinger of other hand at end of prune for extra support.
  3. Bring prune to lips.
  4. Blow just as you would when inflating a balloon.

For ideas on what to do with inflated prunes, please see the National Prune Council website at

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