Raisins are made by dehydrating grapes in a process using the heat of the sun or a mechanical process of oven drying. Raisins may be eaten raw or used in cooking and baking.
A Few Quick Serving Ideas:
Raisins are a great addition to homemade granola or can be sprinkled over any breakfast cereal, hot or cold.
Soak raisins and other dried fruits in water to soften for an easy-to-make compote that is so versatile it can be served a variety of ways. Some of our favorites include served on top of chicken or layered with plain yogurt to make a dessert parfait.
Raisins go well in most baked goods. Add them to bread, muffins and cookies.
Add raisins, almonds, peppers and onions to brown rice to make a tasty side dish.
Raisins' sweetness and texture make them a great addition to poultry stuffing.
Mix raisins with your favorite nuts for a high-energy, protein and fiber-packed homemade snack or trail mix.