I was wondering if anyone knows how to make candied fruit. I would like to candy fruit as I find good produce this summer and make fruit cake at Christmas. Yes, I love fruitcake. I'll even eat the store bought type, but, of course I prefer homemade.
Any ideas on how to make candied fruit, store, and how long it will last will be greatly appreciated.
I always see Martha's candied citrus peels around the holidays: http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/candied-citrus-peels
It says they only keep for about 2 weeks though in a covered container.
I think typically candied fruit is pretty simple: boiling the fruit, water, and sugar together. In terms of what type of fruit you use, i'm not sure how cherries would turn out. I know they make candied pineapple and even pineapple jerky, so you could try that maybe using the same method as the peel recipes.
Here is one more recipe with full orange slices: http://therepressedpastrychef.com/200...
Anyway, good luck!
Here is a link to a thread where I asked the same type of question. Though I asked about citron, I ended up using the Jacques Pepin recipe for lots of different peels. I am keeping them in my freezer. Don't know if that's the right way to do it, but it works for me. They are wonderful. My favorite right now is to pour a little bit of vodka over them for a delicious drink. Also good for just snacking. Also, I ended up having a marmalade-tasting, honeyish consistency sauce left over that is also delicious. Haven't quite figured out what to do with that yet.
Pepin recipe: http://www.jacquespepin.net/members/recipes/candiedcitruspeels.html