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  • How many cups are in a pound of raisins?

  • For reference, 1 pound of seedless raisins equals about 3 cups; raisins containing seeds weigh in at about 2 1/2 cups per pound. Most raisins benefit from being plumped before using. Soak the raisins in either a bit of the recipe liquid or hot tap water for 10 to 15 minutes before using until they plump up.

  • What can I substitute for raisins in a recipe?

  • Other dried fruit such as pitted, chopped dates, prunes, or dried cranberries can be substituted measure-for-measure for raisins. For reference, 1 pound of seedless raisins equals about 3 cups; raisins containing seeds weigh in at about 2 1/2 cups per pound. Most raisins benefit from being plumped before using.

  • How do you separate raisins that are stuck together?

  • If your raisins are all stuck together, put them in a colander and rinse with hot water, gently separating with your fingers. Hardened raisins can be revived and separated by placing them in a bowl with a bit of warm water and microwaving on high for 10 to 15 seconds.

  • How do you harden raisins before baking?

  • Soak the raisins in either a bit of the recipe liquid or hot tap water for 10 to 15 minutes before using until they plump up. Pat dry before using if you are not using the soaking liquid in the recipe. Keep a jar of raisins soaking in rum, brandy, or liqueur to add extra depth to baked goods and keep them from hardening.