Most notable in baked goods, fruit fillings and preparations are also widely used in confections, sauces, and marinades. Fruit fillings and preparations are essential to food applications because they add flavor, texture, and nutrition to a variety of sweet and savory meals. Fruit preparations, for example, can be used as a thickening agent in sauces and gravies, often contributing as a meat glaze. As for how preparations can be applied, they can be swirled, blended, or layered at the top or bottom of a dessert.
The versatility in applications that fruit fillings and preparations bring to the table is grand. Even the fruit used in preparations is quite extensive. The most frequent flavors come from exotic fruits, followed by berries and citrus. Although some may see this as a limitation to fruit flavorings, there is much room for innovation in texture and taste.
Depending on the desired result, fruit fillings and preparations can be smooth and creamy or chunky and rough. Playing around with the intensity of flavors to be either sweet or tart can be beneficial to the overall meal.