Sugared Fruit Centerpiece

Sugared fruit is a fresh, colorful and delicious way to incorporate nature's candy into your table setting this season. Use your favorite fruit and arrange them with fresh flowers, in a bowl, or on cake stands. The possibilities are endless with these sweet beauties, so get creative!

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Photos by Natalie Spencer Photography

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Variety of fruit

Wooden skewers or long floral picks


Basting brush

Extra-fine sugar

Waxed paper

Bowl or vase for display

Fresh flowers, optional


1. Spear fruit with wooden skewers or floral picks.

2. Crack eggs and separate the whites from the yolks. Put the egg whites in a small bowl. If concerned about eating raw eggs, you may use powdered egg whites or 2-3 envelopes of unflavored gelatin.

3. Using a basting brush, coat your fruit with a thin layer of the egg whites.

4. With your fingers, lightly sprinkle sugar over the fruit, and rotate as you go. Continue to sprinkle and rotate, as the first few layers will dissolve into the egg whites. When the coating turns white, add extra sugar to a few spots to create a pretty frost-like look.

5. Let dry for 30-minutes on waxed paper.

6. Arrange dried sugared fruit in a bowl or vase. For an extra sweet centerpiece, add fruit to a floral arrangement or in various bowls along with flowers on your table!

7. Keep sugared fruit in a non-humid environment at room temperature and consume within 24-hours.