Sugared Fruit Centerpiece Recipe
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Sugared Fruit Centerpiece Recipe

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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 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + standing
MAKES: 15 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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. Yield: 15-20 servings.
Originally published as Sugared Fruit Centerpiece in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2004, p118

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tkarinas User ID: 4389335 139548
Reviewed 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."

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