Candied Fruit Recipes

A holiday baking staple, candied fruits are at once tart, chewy and sweet. Classic recipes with candied fruits include fruitcakes, cookies and, of course, homemade candied fruit.

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Gingerbread Fruitcake Cookies

2 reviews

Here’s a recipe that combines two holiday classics—gingerbread and fruitcake—into one yummy favorite. I spread on a simple glaze made from confectioners' sugar and orange juice. —Jamie Jones, Madison, Georgia

Special Holiday Fruitcake

8 reviews

“I got this recipe from my husband's aunt. Everyone likes it, even me, and I was never crazy about fruitcake...


Christmas Fruitcake Bars

I have baked this cookie every Christmas for at least 25 years. I've had the recipe for so long, I...


Easy Candied Fruit Cookies

2 reviews

Family and friends always want me to make these for Christmas, so I make lots of them. They're easy to...


Glazed Candied Fruit Cookies

Even if your family doesn't care for fruitcake, they'll love these festive cookies studded with candied fruit and pecans. A...

Almond-Filled Stollen

1 review

I’ve been making this during the holiday season for nearly 50 years. When we flew to Alaska one year to...


Festive Holiday Fruitcake Bark

Every year I make brandy-soaked dried fruit for fruitcake, but I always make too much. When I tried turning the...

Cherry Pecan Chews

This oldie, but goodie was given to me by my sister many, many years ago. She obtain the recipe when...


Holiday White Fruitcake

18 reviews

Years ago, when I attended Koloa Missionary Church in Hawaii, a friend gave me this recipe. Now I whip up...


Jeweled Cookie Slices

6 reviews

Field editor Rosella Peters of Gull Lake, Saskatchewan notes, "I often mark recipes with 'G' for good, 'VG' for very...


Festive Fruitcakes

Having made this fruitcake for many years, I can promise you it's so much better than anything you'll find in...

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Fruitcake Christmas Cookies

13 reviews

As holiday gifts, these rich fruit-and nut-filled cookies are pretty and practical. These are great make ahead Christmas cookies...


Cherry Date Fruitcake

It's a Christmas tradition for me to serve this fruitcake at parties and to give it to friends and family....


Cranberry Fruit Bread

4 reviews

My family looks forward to this flavorful combination of cranberry bread and fruitcake for the holidays. Baked in smaller pans,...


Candied Fruitcake Squares

3 reviews

I'm not big on citrussy fruitcake, so when I found this version decades ago, I knew I'd found "my" recipe....


Cherry Pineapple Fruitcake

This is the finishing touch to our Christmas dinner. My family always claimed they didn't like fruitcake, but they love...