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Sugared Fruit Centerpiece

 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.
15 ServingsPrep: 1 hour + standing


  • 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.
  • Yield: 15-20 servings.