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

My family members enjoy my stollen so much and say it’s just too good to be served only on holidays....


Cherry Coconut Bars

7 reviews

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


Bread Machine Panettone

This bread machine panettone is easy to make. Every tender, moist slice is filled with candied fruit and raisins. —Josephine...


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...

Easy Candied Fruit Cookies

1 review

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


Carrot Fruitcake

4 reviews

Even those who don't care for fruitcake love this special holiday dessert. It's a fun way to "dress up" that...

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...


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...


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...


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...

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Holiday Fruitcake

18 reviews

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


Cherry Christmas Slices

19 reviews

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


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,...


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...


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...