Dried fruit, such as grapes, cranberries and plums, has all of its moisture removed in order to make it last longer and not require refrigeration. You can eat dried fruit as is, adding it to trail mix, sprinkling it on salads and simply eating it alone as a snack. To use it in fillings, such as for pies and cobblers, you'll want to soak dried fruit to restore its moisture and soften its texture. The proper liquid-to-dried fruit ratio will moisten the fruit without making it soggy and flavorless.
Place 2 cups of dried fruit into a large bowl.
Pour 1 cup of lukewarm water into the bowl over the dried fruit.
Stir the dried fruit gently with a spoon. Make sure all of the pieces of dried fruit are evenly coated with water. If necessary, add another 1/4 to 1/2 cup of lukewarm water to the bowl and stir it to evenly moisten the fruit.
Cover the bowl loosely with plastic wrap. Transfer the bowl into your refrigerator and let the dried fruit soak for about two hours or until the fruit is moist and slightly plumped.
Place a colander in your sink and empty the contents of the bowl into it. Allow all excess water to drain from the fruit, then pat it dry with a paper towel and use the hydrated fruit immediately as desired.
How to Refresh Dried Fruits: Raisins
How to Freeze a Prickly Pear Cactus
How to Peel Guava
How to Strain Seeds From Fruit When ...
Baking Cakes With Frozen Fruit
How to Make a Fruit Reduction
How to Make Sparkling Alcohol-Free ...
How to Cook Papaya
Foods From Rainforest Plants
How to Make Healthy Smoothies With a ...
How to Make Glazed Dried Fruit
How to Cook Agar-Agar Jam
How to Make Meat Tender With Fruit
How to Wash Fresh Fruit With Peroxide
How to Freeze Raspberries
How to Freeze Peaches With Lemon Juice
How to Make Mango Preserves
How to Dry Pineapple in a Dehydrator
How to Make Melon Ice Cream
How to Use Citric Acid in Canning
Allison Boelcke graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor's in English and a minor in psychology. She worked in print journalism for three years before deciding to pursue Internet writing. She is now a contributing web writer for Demand Studios and Conjecture Corporation.