Currants are small, dried, dark-colored, seedless grapes often used in baking, cooking, and for snacking. Down below, I’m going to share eight currants substitutes.
If you don’t have currants on hand, here are eight great substitutes!
These are the most common substitute for currants. They are dried grapes as well, but usually larger and sweeter than currants. If your recipe calls for black currants, you might want to look for dark-colored raisins.
These are dried white grapes and are similar in size and texture to currants. They are slightly sweeter than currants, so be mindful of that in recipes.
3. Zante Currants
Despite the name, these are actually tiny raisins and are commonly used as a substitute for currants.
4. Chopped Dried Figs or Dates
If you’re looking for a different flavor profile, chopped dried figs or dates can work as a substitute. They’ll add a different kind of sweetness and texture to your recipe.
5. Dried Cranberries
These can be used in recipes where a tart flavor is desired. They’re a bit larger than currants, so you might want to chop them if the size is a concern.
6. Chopped Prunes
Like dried figs or dates, chopped prunes can provide a different type of sweetness and texture to your dish.
7. Golden Raisins
If the color of currants is important in your recipe, golden raisins can be a good substitute. They are dried white grapes and have a similar size and texture.
8. Dried Cherries
These can be a good substitute, especially in recipes where you want a tart flavor.
If you successfully use any of these currants substitutes in a recipe, comment down below and let us know how it turned out!