5 Ways to Serve Leftover Fruitcake

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5 Ways to Serve Leftover Fruitcake

Eating a decadent fruitcake during the holiday season is one of the oldest and most enduring holiday traditions. But, once the holiday festivities come to a close, you’ll want to do something creative and delicious with the fruitcake that’s left behind. Instead of serving simple slices, treat your friends and family to a fruitcake experience that is equally scrumptious the first, second, and third time around.


Simple Parfaits

Give your parfait a holiday twist by adding leftover fruitcake to the mix. Crumble a few slices to whatever consistency you like, and gather your other ingredients -- like Greek yogurt and fresh berries -- to prepare a healthy snack or pudding. Don’t forget to add some freshly whipped cream to your creation. Layer the ingredients into a parfait or wine glass, and serve.

Fruitcake Petits Fours

If you’re serving buffet-style this holiday season, here’s a way to add leftover fruitcake to your dessert table. Start with our DeLuxe Fruitcake Petites, and coat them with a petits fours glaze of confectioner’s sugar, corn syrup, and vanilla and almond extracts. Decorate with bits of green and red maraschino cherries for a holly, jolly look.

Fruitcake Bread Pudding

Consider using fruitcake as the base for a holiday bread pudding. It’s one of the easiest desserts to make, and it will disappear as soon as you put it on the table. Cut or tear your leftover fruitcake into bite-size pieces, and arrange the bits in a baking dish. Combine milk, sugar, and eggs, and pour the mixture over the fruitcake. Place the baking dish into the fridge for 3-4 hours, and then pop it into the oven for 30 minutes. Serve with a dollop of cinnamon whipped cream, and no one will forget this warm, sweet treat!

For the Kids

Get the little ones involved in the holiday fruitcake tradition with a dessert they’ll love by making fruitcake pops. Just crumble up your leftover fruitcake, and mix it with frosting until it’s at a moldable consistency. Form the mixture into 1-inch balls and set them aside. You can make the glaze using melted butter, confectioner’s sugar, and vanilla extract. Once your fruitcake pops are complete, make sure to get the kids involved with decorating!

Fruitcake French Toast

Keep the holidays going by making fruitcake the star of the morning-after breakfast table. Slice leftover fruitcake into 1-inch slices and dip each slice into a mixture of beaten eggs and milk. Fry over medium heat until the slices are cooked through, making sure to brown each side. When served, top each slice with fruit and whipped cream for a decorative, scrumptious meal.

The holidays are filled with festive treats, but there’s no need to let any of it go to waste. Consider using these quick, flavorful ideas the next time some fruitcake is left on your Christmas table. Your family and friends will be in for a delightful experience, no matter which creation you choose. Give us a call or pay us a visit,  and we’ll provide a fruitcake that can last the season. 


April 19, 2016
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