Glace Fruits (Candied)
We love glace fruits. Not only do they look really cool; they make countless unique recipes possible and lots more incredible. Our natural and organic candied fruit supplies are one of the most popular products we sell. And we deliver one of the biggest ranges online, to homes and business across the entire UK and Europe! So whether you’re a full-time baker, cake fanatic, pudding pro, mulled wine enthusiast, or just love top quality glace fruit, you’re in good company with us.
Why buy glace fruit?
There are so many advantages of using glace fruit in your cooking and baking. Glace and candied fruit are:
- Beautiful, adding heaps of colour and excitement to your desserts, cakes and other dishes
- Very long-lasting. The process of candying fruit naturally preserves the fruit. So generally speaking, if you buy glace fruit supplies in autumn, they should last you right through the winter! Unless you’re really ‘snowed under’ with prolific festive cake baking.
- Must-have ingredients for any chefs and food lovers with a sweet tooth.
- Handy for more than just food. Glace fruit is great for making mulled wine, cocktails and more. Read on for more inspiration.
- Unique. They give so many fruits a totally new twist. Granted, this is largely effect of sweetening with sugar or syrups (and we advise eating everything in moderation). But at the same time, this process gives you a completely new flavour – and special texture – opening up endless options for playing around with your baking, and really enjoying your eating!
- A real food weapon for making killer recipes! Okay, so some of these products, like ginger and angelica, are not technically fruits. But the candying process changes their status from ‘somewhat niche’ foods, to super-ingredients that arm you for making innumerable sweet recipes.
- Pretty irresistible sweets in themselves.
Candied fruits: “Is there anything they can’t do?”
Sorry to sound like Homer there. Although he is a pretty knowledgeable fellow when it comes to sweet, tasty treats.
Our team got to thinking about how great glace fruits are. And we realised that so many classic treats would be virtually nothing without them! Here are just a few unforgettable recipes using candied fruits:
- Bakewell tarts
- Christmas Cake
- Christmas Pudding. Check out this delicious gluten-free recipe. As our fruit is already sweetened nicely, you can use our candied fruits to combine and modify steps 3 and 4. Exquisite!
- Spotted Dick.
- Walnut Fruit Cake (and lots of other Fruit Cakes)
- Cherry Cake (like this beauty)
- Endless chutneys, jams and other preserves
- Mulled wine
- Exotic cocktails
- General decoration, garnishing and 'beautifying' of all kinds of cakes, tarts, puddings, desserts - you name it!
Great glace fruit recipes
Here you’ll find some more tip-top recipes, ranging from the traditional to the outright strange. Enjoy!
This cool little recipe is certainly glace-compatible. And with 4 simple ingredients, it shouldn’t fro-yo…
This heart-warming winter classic can be easily tweaked with somewhat healthier substitutions. Grab some of our natural sweeteners, alternative baking flours or whatever you need across our baking and cooking section.
By all means, make this really special-looking recipe. Alternatively, you could just line up a mix of your favourite natural and organic candied fruits on a kebab stick, or cocktail sticks, and serve to your no-doubt delighted family and friends!
We probably don’t need to say much about this one. Don’t you just want to make them right now?
Share your skills and creations
One of the very best things about food is sharing it. Sharing it with friends, family, strangers you want to impress, strangers who you want to buy from you – anyone! So in this spirit we want to encourage all our fellow British and European food lovers to keep passing on their know-how.
Keep posting your favourite glace fruit recipes on all or any social media spaces or blogs you desire. But then, please tag or link us up! We love seeing what you guys and girls can do, and passing that brilliance on to others.