christmas fruit cake

unable to find orange peel and dried cherries in stores? can you recommend any particular places.I want to make Christmas fruit cake. Thanks.

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nancy essig
nancy essig December 7, 2013

I have found that the fruit in a fruitcake is very interchangeable. No cherries? Use cranberries or blueberries. No Candied orange peel, use fresh, just zest it smaller. Fruit cakes are lovely that way

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Laura
Laura December 7, 2013

I have good luck with amazon.com or markethallfoods.com. You could also make your own candied orange peel: http://www.marthastewart... or http://food52.com/recipes.... : )

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jamcook
jamcook December 7, 2013

King Arthur Flour Bakers Catalogue

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QueenSashy
QueenSashy December 8, 2013

They have them at Buon Italia, at the Chelsea Market if you are willing to make the trip.

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Franziska
Franziska December 8, 2013

The dried cherries are easily substituted with i.e. dried cranberries (or whatever other dried fruit your heart desires). Re the orange peel, I often find that the store-bought orange peel can taste a bit off at times, which is why I use homemade candied orange peel for fruit cakes, stollen and the like. Give it a go, it is really worth the extra effort.
This recipe from Poires au Chocolat works great: http://www.poiresauchocolat.net/2010/12/candied-orange-peels.html

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petitbleu
petitbleu December 8, 2013

I really like nuts.com for stuff like this. They generally have things like this at a competitive price, and they ship really fast. You can get candied lemon and orange peel through them.

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PistachioDoughnut
PistachioDoughnut December 9, 2013

Thanks Folks, I will check what I want to do. Either make a trip to Chelsea market which is not difficult or order it online.But, I am surely not planning to make it at home because I do not have time.

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