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Raisins, sultanas, currants.....


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It's a bit late, but I thought I'd make mincemeat for the first time since we moved to France. The recipe calls for currants, sultanas and raisins ( among other things). The problem is, I can only find raisins in the Intermarche. But all sorts of different raisins .... Anyone out there know what I should be searching for to get an approximately comparable mix of different vine fruits?

If I get it right the mince pies are on me! But you'll have to come and introduce yourselves!

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You should have no problem finding raisins de Corinthe (raisins) and raisins sultanines, also called raisins de Smyrne (sultanas) in a large supermarket.

Currants might be a different matter...

Cranberries, chopped dates, chopped apricots or chopped prunes maybe...?

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You should have no problem finding raisins de Corinthe (raisins) and raisins sultanines, also called raisins de Smyrne (sultanas) in a large supermarket.

Currants might be a different matter...

Clair - surely "raisins de Corinthe" are currants ......  available but not so easy to find here in Brittany but plenty of raisins secs and raisins de Smyrne in supermarkets.

Bernice

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Thanks everyone - that's just the information I needed. I think there's a grandfrais at Perigeux, so I'll have a look if I can persuade the OM that he aboslutely needs another trip to bricodepot! (it's about an hour away). There's a stall with the more interesting ingredients, like candied peel and cherries etc at our weekly market.  Number one Son has just asked me send him a  Christmas pudding to Hong Kong so I'd better get on with it all.

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