Candied Fruit is made from bits of dried fruit or fruit peels which have been glazed in sugar then dried. This fruit mixture is used for making confections, one of the most famous being fruit cakes. You can also and the candied fruit to oatmeal cookies, fruit quick breads as well as Panettone.
You can usually find candied fruit in your local well-stocked grocery store in the baking section. It may be called candied fruit or glazed fruit. You can purchase candied fruit mixtures like the one shown on this page or you can buy just a single type of candied fruit peels. It is available at numerous places online including Nuts.com.
You can substitute different varieties of candied fruit, instead of mixed, use a single variety of glazed lemon peel, glazed orange peel, glazed cherries or even glazed pineapple.
Alternatives to candied fruit.
Alternately you can substitute dried fruit such as chopped, dried apricots or dried, chopped peaches, or dried, chopped figs.