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...


Holiday Divinity

6 reviews

I've been whipping up this Christmasy treat— with its jolly red and green candied cherries and scrumptious chopped nuts— since...


Holiday Fruitcake

17 reviews

This is my own fruitcake recipe and it's a family favorite. The mixture of fruits and nuts helps make it...


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...

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...


Fruitcake Pie

1 review

This recipe came from a friend who knows how much we love fruitcake. The pie has similar flavors, but it’s...


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...


Cherry Pecan Chews

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


Pineapple-Cherry Nut Cake

A good friend shared her mother's fruitcake recipe with me. It's simply the best I've ever eaten.


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....


Lebkuchen

4 reviews

It's tradition for my family to make these German treats together. The recipe came from my great-grandmother's cookbook, and judging...


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...