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Jan 21, 2013 11:13 AM

How to use up a box of dried currants?

Hi !

I bought a box of currants for a recipe and used about a half cup. I'd love some ideas to use up the rest of it! I know they appear in middle eastern cooking, and I love that cuisine, so that'd be fine with me!

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  1. couscous, quinoa or rice pilaf (or a curried grain salad)
    Catalan-style greens
    oatmeal cookies
    rice pudding

    1. As GHG says, they're nice in pilaf. I particularly recommend Itamar's Bulgur Pilaf from Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi, where they marry nicely with coriander seeds, pink peppercorns, and sweet peppers and onions.

      Here's the recipe:

      Also great tossed into sauteed greens (spinach, chard, rapini, etc.) with toasted pine nuts or chopped toasted almonds and a squeeze of lemon juice or splash of vinegar.

      1. They're great in rich breads like brioche and challah.

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        1. re: CloggieGirl

          We put a tablespoon or so of currants in our oatmeal every morning.

        2. You can use them in oatmeal cookies, and I love to use them to make currant scones.