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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Upside-Down Fruitcake

3 reviews

I get tired of people bad-mouthing holiday fruitcakes. It's one of my favorite holiday flavors and I look forward to it every year. This year, I decided to combine it with everyone's favorite, upside-down cake. Try to say no to this fruitcake; I dare you! —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor

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...


German Stollen

3 reviews

My family and friends agree that the holidays just wouldn't be the same without this traditional stollen. —Valeria Mauik, Elkhart...


Easy-Does-It Fruitcake

2 reviews

These miniature loaves are chock-full of tempting fruit and nuts. The glaze makes them extra moist and tasty. They are...


Christmas Fruitcake Bars

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

Candied Fruit Cranberry Chutney

2 reviews

“I serve this sweet-tart condiment with turkey, chicken and pork, and find it a nice little gift to share with...


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...

Lattice-Topped Pear Slab Pie

A lattice top serves as a charming frame for this special holiday dessert filled with fresh pears and candied fruit....


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...


Miniature Christmas Fruitcakes

4 reviews

I’ve found that people who normally won’t eat fruitcake make an exception when they sample these. Using mini muffin pans...


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...

Festive Fruitcakes

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


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,...