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Sugared Fruit Centerpiece

For an elegant table topper, create this centerpiece showcasing simple-to-make sugared fruit. It's not only eye-catching but edible as well.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 1 hour + standing
  • Makes
    15-20 servings


  • 15 to 20 pieces assorted fruit
  • 3 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 2 cups superfine sugar
  • Edible or silk leaves, optional


  • Scrub fruit in soapy water; rinse and dry completely. In a microwave-safe bowl, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Microwave on high for 1-2 minutes, stirring every 20 seconds, until gelatin is completely dissolved. Whisk until slightly frothy.
  • Lightly brush mixture over all sides of fruit. Place on a wire rack over waxed paper. Sprinkle with sugar. Let stand at room temperature for up to 24 hours. Arrange as desired, adding leaves if desired.

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  • tkarinas
    Mar 20, 2010

    This is an excellent centerpiece for a beautiful dinner and one we'd make many more times. It's so simple and so good to eat, it's a keeper for sure and will be going in my recipe box.