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Paradise and Pennant Candied Fruit

Paradise has been perfecting classic candied fruit recipes and developing new ones for decades. Our chefs are constantly finding new and exciting ways to utilize all the flavors of glace fruit we make. You can spend weeks making all the delicious dessert in our candied fruit recipe section. Also sign up for our recipe club and download a coupon to take to the grocer nearest you when purchasing ingredients.

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Ginger Meltaways

Ginger Meltaways

Sure, anyone can sprinkle a little ginger into their cookie mixture for a little bit of a bite. But what about adding crystallized ginger into the mix? Talk about a bigger bite! Your cookies will get attention – in a good way -- as being soft but containing some surprising texture.

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Candied Orange Cookies

Candied Orange Cookies

Sure, the addition of chocolate chips makes just about everything taste better. But in some cases, like these cookies, you need something a little more smooth and subtle, which you’ll get in this perfect blend of vanilla chips and candied orange peel. Think sweetness but with a citrus tang.

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Sour Cream Pound Cake

Sour Cream Pound Cake

If you fear the fruitcake, you’re in luck – this moist, flavorful delicacy has caused many avid haters to make limited exceptions. These mini-cakes are small, light, and festive, and they look good and taste better. They include so good almond flavoring in the cake and icing, plus various candied fruits.

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Chewy Ginger Spice Cookies with Ras El Hanuot

Chewy Ginger Spice Cookies with Ras El Hanuot

Ras el hanout is a perfectly-balanced collection of more than a dozen exotics spices like cardamom, cinnamon, paprika and more. It’s absolutely amazing when added to Middle Eastern dishes like lamb, and adds a powerful blast of savory flavor to cookies. Combining candied ginger really seals the deal.

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Lime Cookie Bars

Lime Cookie Bars

Candied lime peel and lime zest bring a sweet yet tart taste to these wonderful bars, which is further enhanced by an assortment of white chocolate chips. The result is a wonderful “little bit of everything” treat which will surely be a hit at the next cookie exchange.

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Gingered Carrots

Gingered Carrots

Make this healthy side dish perfect for special gatherings or date night. Orange and ginger pair beautifully with carrots, making this a new family favorite.

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Green Cherry Cookies

Green Cherry Cookies

No candied red cherries? Don’t worry! Go ahead and go green with this delightful combo of green cherries, coconut, and pecans. The final product is chewy, colorful and sweet, but not too sweet. They’re distinct enough to stand out from the crowd for your next cookie exchange or holiday party.

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Lemon Pecan Muffins

Lemon Pecan Muffins

Are they truly the best? If not, they’re close. What makes them so good? Start with candied lemon peel and then add extra moisture by using sour cream and buttermilk instead of milk. Then throw in pecans and lemon icing: it’s extra citrusy but in a sweet kind of way.

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Walnut Cherry Slices

Walnut Cherry Slices

Looking for a colorful cookie that attracts plenty of attention at your next cookie exchange? These wonderful delicacies will do the trick. You can even prepare them ahead of time and freeze the dough. Then just cut and bake when ready. Red and green cherries always work well here.

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Fruitcake Balls

Fruitcake Balls

Who knew that fruitcake doesn’t have to be massive? These bite-size treats are easy to enjoy. Cook them on the stove by blending coconut, pecans, fruitcake mix and Rice Krispies. These fun flavors and great texture will be welcome at any social occasion that calls for finger food.

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Candied Pineapple White Chocolate cookies

Candied Pineapple White Chocolate cookies

It’s a mouthful to say, but these cookies are a mouthful to enjoy! The ingredients that make them special are candied pineapple as well as white chocolate chips. These cookies are chewy and soft and have a nice level of sweetness offset by the tropical tang of the pineapple.

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Banana sour cream Mini Bundt cakes

Banana sour cream Mini Bundt cakes

Bundt cakes are baked in a Bundt pan to give them a distinctive doughnut shape. A Banana Sour Cream Mini Bundt Cake is soft, moist, and delicious inside, topped with cream cheese frosting and a whole green cherry on the to complete the picture.

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Cherry Pinwheel Cookies

Cherry Pinwheel Cookies

The fun starts with rolling red and green candied cherries into this tasty dough that’s almost like a fluffy biscuit. Then the sweetness factor is dialed up higher with icing that’s drizzled over each cookie. This creates a sort of mini pastry, which means you can eat your fill!

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White Fruitcake

White Fruitcake

The best fruitcake is worth the wait! Begin crafting this delightful delicacy 4-6 weeks before you plan to serve it. Fruitcake fans will enjoy an amazing assortment of goodies thrown in for fun and flavor, such as cherries, pecans, and pineapple. Keep things moist by covering with a wine-soaked cloth.

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Solo Dolce Cassata

Solo Dolce Cassata

Dolce cassata is a famous Sicilian delight, consisting of a round sponge cake moistened with fruit juices or liqueur and layered with ricotta cheese and topped with candied fruit. Best treat to a neighbor’s get-together or any special gatherings.

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