The Most Important Benefits – and Uses – for Glace Fruits in Your Bakery or Food Business

Did you know that glace fruits have been used for centuries in traditional cooking and baking? The famous Black Forest Cake has long had candied or glace cherries as one of its main ingredients, and Italian specialties such as Panettone have glace fruits as well. If you have your own bakery or food business, you may want to make more use of glace fruits for your products. If you’re not aware of the benefits of using more glace fruits for your bakery or food business, here’s what you should know.

  • Glace fruits, also known as candied fruits, can add a lot of colour as well as excitement to your baked goodies, from cakes to tarts to other desserts.

  • Glace fruits can last for a very long time, as the process of making them inherently preserves the actual fruit, whether you are using cherries or orange peels or even whole glace fruits such as melons and pears. This means that they can be easily stored without worrying about spoilage.

  • Glace fruit is not just used for desserts – they can also be used for the making of cocktails, mulled wine, and other unique beverages.

  • By using more glace fruits in your dessert and drink concoctions, you are giving your customers a unique taste, flavour, and even texture in the items you serve. If you want to come up with some entirely new and unique recipes, glace fruits are an ideal choice.

A list of top recipes making use of glace fruits

As you may already know, there are some very popular recipes and desserts which already make use of glace fruits. You can try experimenting with these recipes in your own establishment and add another dimension to what you are serving your customers. If you are already making use of glace fruit for your food items, then you may also want to use more of it in other recipes.

  • Stollen (a popular German cake, especially common during the Christmas or winter season)

  • Bakewell tarts

  • Mincemeat

  • Fruitcake

  • Christmas pudding

  • Panettone (the aforementioned Italian specialty cake)

  • Spotted dick

  • Christmas cake

  • Jams, chutneys, preserves, and more, which you can serve with bread on your breakfast or brunch menu, or which you can serve with main dishes and entrees

  • Cocktails

  • Mulled wine

Glace fruit can also be used to garnish cakes, tarts, pies, and other desserts, and it is great to consume as is as well. Your choice in glace fruit is also quite extensive – you can opt for glace pears, glace apricot, glace lemon or lemon peel, glace orange slices or orange peel, glace ginger, glace figs, and the ubiquitous glace cherries.

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