Pickling is another instance of preservation becoming a taste people came to clamor for.
Meat roasts are often stuffed with dried fruits, usually prunes, and other dried fruits, and rasisins, especially, often end up mixed with grains like kasha or cracked wheat. Sometimes a combination of fresh fruit and dried fruit are used in a recipe, many times with the addition of nuts. Most braided yeast breads like chalka contain raisins.
Here are Top Eastern European Dried Fruit Recipes, which is by no means an all-inclusive list. There are so many ways Eastern Europeans use dried fruit in their cooking, it's impossible to list them all. Happy cooking!
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