Of all the wonderful confections available throughout the world, pates de fruit are widely recognized as one of the best. Pates de fruit, a traditional French treat, are sophisticated candies, usually found through high-end chocolatiers and specialty gourmet food stores.
They are bite-sized pieces of fruit jellies sanded with crystallized sugar. Although they may not sound like much, the process for making pates de fruit is quite intricate, using only the best, typically unsweetened, purest fruit purees. These jewelled candies make a tasty and beautiful addition to any event - try recipes at Food and Wine.