Boozy Dried Fruit

November 25, 2018

Test Kitchen-Approved

Author Notes: There is a reason why dried fruit have traditionally been soaked overnight. This simple step is a must for best flavor. Be sure to buy the best quality dried fruit and candied citrus you can afford. Use this recipe to make my easy holiday stollen or other festive breads and desserts.

Makes: 300g (about 2 cups)
Prep time: 10 min


  • 175 grams (1 1/2 cups) mixed dried fruit of your choice, chopped 1/4-inch (e.g. a mixture of dark and golden raisins, dried figs, apricots, and cranberries)
  • 50 grams (1/3 cup) candied lemon or orange peel (or more dried fruit), chopped 1/4-inch
  • 75 grams (1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon) light or dark rum or apple juice
In This Recipe


  1. Add dried fruit and candied citrus to a medium bowl, drizzle with the rum (or apple juice), and stir to combine. Cover with a plate and set aside overnight, stirring a few times in between. In the morning, all liquid should be absorbed.

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