Raisins…or Dried Grapes

I’ve thought those puny little shriveled things were so gross, for so long. Not until I went to lunch with some co-workers and our charcuterie plate came with fresh, dried grapes. Holy buckets! I never saw raisins the same.

Seth tried drying some red seedless grapes in the food dehydrator he bought me for Christmas last year, and they were fabulous. It takes a long time, but it’s well worth it in our opinion. We couldn’t get over the size difference between store-bought and home dried (interesting to think that you don’t like a certain food, but in reality, if you actually make the food yourself, it is good!):

I recently tried drying black seedless grapes, and much to my surprise they didn’t take near as long to dry and taste even sweeter! You can munch on them, use them in salads, add them to baked vegetable dishes, combine them with a meet and cheese board, etc.