Fruitcake status (12/22/17):
- Fear not; while we appear to have underestimated the demand for the larger, 2.25 lb, round fruitcakes (sold out both in the Gift Shop and online), the 1.5lb fruitcakes are still available, but only at the Gift Shop! Be sure to check our limited hours.
Holy Cross Abbey makes fruitcake and creamed honey and occasionally experiments with additional food products. See details about these items below!
Sold in the Gift Shop
The best price for Abbey products, as well as the best way to support the Abbey, can always be found at the Monastery Gift Shop.
In the Gift Shop we also offer many books and gift items, many of which are made at our brother and sister monasteries, as well as some limited edition items from our bakery on-site which are brand-new this year!
Come away for a visit, short or long, to the beautiful monastery grounds, pray with us, as well as get your Monastery Products directly from the hands of the monks who make them!
Shipping (Web Orders ONLY)
For those who are long-distance or unable to travel, shipping is now once again available, exclusively through the Bakery Webstore. We cannot take orders by phone, mail, or fax.
Wholesale – see the bottom of this page.
GOOD NEWS! Our famous fruitcakes are once again available.
A fruitcake from the Trappist monks for those who appreciate quality products, made from an old fashioned recipe, using choice fruits and nut meats in a brandy-laced batter. These beautiful and delicious cakes are packaged in a reusable decorative tin. Each cake weighs 2 lbs 4 oz and is generously sized to feed family and friends.
This will be the best fruitcake you have ever tasted – even as good as the one Grandmom used to make!
The Gift Shop offers a new, smaller, 1.5 lb loaf fruitcake as well as the traditional 2.25 lb round fruitcake.
There are a limited number of 2.25 lb fruitcakes for shipment VIA WEB ORDER ONLY. Again, shipping is only available while quantities last and only in the traditional 2.25 lb size. We will NOT BE TAKING PHONE ORDERS, MAIL ORDERS, OR FAXED ORDERS; please visit our webstore in order to have a fruitcake shipped to you.
Creamed honeys are kept well-stocked, both at our Gift Shop and in our Bakery Webstore.
Monastery Creamed Honey is made from locally sourced honey in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Our creamed honey is 100% natural–we cannot call it “raw” because bees wings and honeycomb pieces have been removed; it is filtered, but otherwise completely unprocessed, so as to preserve all the health benefits of raw honey. It is naturally crystallized and has the texture of butter, so it is spreadable. The shelf life is indefinite, and the pure natural flavor (with or without one of the other natural flavors we add) is something you’ll love! Varieties sold include:
…and NEW limited edition flavors such as: Bourbon spice, Lemon Ginger, Peach brandy, Cranberry, Hazelnut, and more.
The limited edition flavors are found exclusively in the Gift Shop, along with:
FRATERS (CHOCOLATE-COVERED FRUITCAKE) – available ONLY in the Gift Shop
For those who used to love these delicious treats, we have a new bite-size muffin shape.
EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCTS – available ONLY in the Gift Shop
In addition to Fruitcake and Creamed Honey products, we are experimenting with limited edition products. These include a Monastery Peanut Butter and a Peanut butter/Honey blend dubbed as Bee-Nut Butter in honor of Fr. Robert. Experimental flavors of Creamed Honey may also be available in the Gift Shop.
MONASTERY TRUFFLES are produced specially for us at DeFlurris Fine Chocolates in nearby Martinsburg, WV.
Those who are interested in bulk discounts for large orders of Fruitcake and/or Creamed Honey, for shipment to one address, should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Fruitcake discounts primarily available in the 1.5lb loaf-size.)