Prep 2 mins
Cook 24 hrs
My mom used to make this. It's similar to dried fruit soaked in sugar water called Khushaaf. Only no sugar water here just juice. These are great for 1 year old's and above because it plumps up the raisins and makes them juicy and easy to eat. When you're done just drink the juice or mix it with water for your toddler. You can also top these on yogurt or oatmeal or your favorite dish. Great for baking too!
- 1 1⁄2 cups pineapple juice or 1 cup orange juice
- 1 1⁄2 cups dried raisins or 1 1⁄2 cups your favorite dried fruit
- Place ingredients in a tall container and allow to sit for a day or overnight.
My DH used to tell me about soaking dried fruit to make refreshments.I tried it with water,but I plan to do the juice version too.I made one with sour cherry (which DDs preffered) and one with sour plums,which turned into a soda.The water soaked up the flavor from the sour cherries,but the plums' was there and my one-and-half year old DD really liked them.These can be frozen and enjoyed as popsicle.I really enjoyed them at the beggining of my second pregnancy,sour and salty.Probably that's why my DD likes them now.
My third grader sister was doing a project on Eygpt and I made this for her class.. super easy but had rave reviews.. A real kid pleaser!
This is a very easy and tasty recipe. I've been plumping my raisins this way for ages. Other juices and different dried fruits work equally well; lemon juice with currants or apricots is very good, too. Heating up the liquid and then steeping the dried fruit hastens the process. The plumped fruits are very nice in baked goods, as well. Thanks for sharing your recipe, Jamilah!