My husband is a connoisseur of fruitcakes.
What's that you say? He must have a cast iron stomach because fruitcakes are usually inedible?
Well, he may have a cast iron stomach, but it's unrelated to his love of the candied fruit of a fruitcake.
Although, I must say that I gasped in horror the first time I saw my husband open up a Christmas gift from his mother and it was a fruitcake. And it wasn't just any fruitcake. It was a Collin Street Bakery fruitcake. It's one of his favorite gifts.
Every time my husband gets one and jokes about how he's going to eat the whole thing in one sitting. And every time he says that, my mother-in-law always reminds him how expensive it is.
Fruitcakes, the good ones, aren't that hard to find, are they?
If you love the candied fruit of a fruitcake, tell us, where do you get the best ones. And if you have a family recipe you'd like to share, post it in the comments. Got a photo of it? Even better!
Editor's Note: Full Disclosure, I have a relative who works at Whole Foods.