Mirin-Pickled Raisins

Mirin-Pickled Raisins

I pickled raisins in hon-mirin for topping on toast or in baked goods. Use the syrup mixed into your yogurt or ice cream.

Ingredients: As much as you need

as needed
as needed
Lemon juice (or fruit-based vinegar)
to taste
Ice cream, yogurt, etc.
to taste


1. Soak the raisins in boiling water, then thoroughly drain off excess water. This will remove the oil coating.
2. Transfer the raisins to a sterilized jam jar or other type of jar, fill with hon-mirin so that the mirin is above the level of the raisins, and let sit for a day.
3. After a day, the raisins will plump up.
4. They taste great on their own, but are great with a splash of lemon juice and fruit vinegar.
5. Here, I tried them with kiwi, cheese, and walnuts on toast.
6. They also taste delicious on yogurt or ice cream, syrup and all.
7. Store in the refrigerator.

Story Behind this Recipe

I pickled some raisins in very flavorful hon-mirin.