What are Candied fruits? Where do I get them?

I started baking only 2 yrs ago and find many cake recipes that ask for candied fruits. I searched for in shops like Whole Foods, safeway etc but I did not find anything which calls itself that. Where do I find it? Is it different from canned fruits?

  • Posted by: DhiviK
  • March 20, 2011


ChefJune March 21, 2011
This is great information, because the store in Boston where I always bought mine has closed. Candied fruit is especially used at Christmas time for holiday breads and the (in)famous fruit cake!
ATG117 March 21, 2011
I thought this post by David Lebovitz, from a little while back, might be if interest:

littleknitter March 20, 2011
If there are any ethnic groceries, particularly Armenian or Turkish grocery stores, around you then they often have a large selection of candied fruit.
Blissful B. March 20, 2011
Candied fruit is different from canned fruit. It's pieces of fruit (or pieces of peel) that are soaked in heated sugar syrup, which both sweetens & preserves them. They're not sold in cans, but rather bags & plastic containers. You can usually find them in the baking aisle of the grocery store. You can also buy them online:
http://www.barryfarm.com/candied_fruit.htm .
If you're up for it, you can also make it yourself. Here's a website with directions:
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