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

    2 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

    Stollen Butter Rolls

    5 reviews

    Our family enjoys my stollen so much they say it's just too good to be served only as a holiday...

    Moist Applesauce Fruitcake

    5 reviews

    The recipe for this flavorful cake has been handed down in my husbands' family for four generations.

    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...

    Holiday Fruitcake

    16 reviews

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

    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...

    Cherry Christmas Slices

    18 reviews

    Brilliant red and green candied cherries add extra sparkle to these delicious holiday delights. What I really like best is...

    Cherry Coconut Bars

    5 reviews

    I came across these easy maraschino cherry bars while stationed at a Michigan Air Force base in 1964 and have...

    German Stollen

    1 review

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

    Miniature Christmas Fruitcakes

    2 reviews

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

    Easy-Does-It Fruitcake

    1 review

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

    Pineapple-Cherry Nut Cake

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

    Festive Fruitcakes

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

    Special Holiday Fruitcake

    6 reviews

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

    German Christmas Cookies

    4 reviews

    This little spice cookie tastes very European and is similar to Pfeffernüsse or “peppernut.” We make ours with cozy spices,...

    Christmas Fruitcake Bars

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

    Cherry Pineapple Fruitcake

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

    Cherry Kisses

    5 reviews

    Cookies that melt in your mouth and are practically fat-free—is it any wonder these crispy meringue morsels disappear as fast...

    Southern Fruitcake

    5 reviews

    "I've never found anyone who didn't like this lovely fruitcake," remarks Ruth Marie Lyons of Boulder, Colorado.


    5 reviews

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

    Daisy’s Fruitcake

    5 reviews

    I added pecans and candied fruits to an apple cake recipe for my Texan take on traditional English fruitcake. —Daisy...

    Fruitcake Bars

    3 reviews

    "This recipe has been a family favorite for years," tells Terry Mercede of Danbury, Connecticut. "People who declare they won't...

    Eggnog Fruit Bread

    4 reviews

    Presents from the pantry are a tradition in my family, and this moist, fruity quick bread is a favorite. I...

    Jeweled Cookie Slices

    5 reviews

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

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    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...

    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...

    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 Icebox Cookies

    5 reviews

    During the holiday season, I keep a roll of dough for these crisp cookies in the freezer. It's nice to...

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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...

    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....