I reminisce about Christmas past every year. While some years I want all the new stuff at Hobby Lobby and Target other years I just want to make felt ornaments with sequins and dip my fruit in sugar just like Christmas at Grandma’s used to be! Can you guess what kind of year I am having? A sugar coated fruit Christmas it is! I am having a wonderful time making all the handmade things this year.
I made this amazing homemade sugar cookie scrub and these easy yet delicious truffles. I’ve also dried oranges to make ornaments and to use with my decor. Right now, I have a simmering pot of spices and fruit. I think I need to make a post for that as well!
Sugar coated fruit not only sends me reminiscing back to the good ol’ days at Grandma’s, but it also makes for a beautiful display. Just take a look at this timeless centerpiece!
How to make Sugar coated fruit
- Fruits like red apples, green apples, oranges, grapes, pears, plums, lemons
- Egg Whites
How to make sugar coated fruit
- Separate Egg Whites into Bowl
Carefully crack your egg and as you pour your yellow yolk from one shell to the other the white of the egg will slide out into the bowl. Use egg whites only!
- Dip Fruit in Egg Whites
Dip and roll your piece of fruit around in the egg white until it is evenly coated.
- Roll Fruit in Sugar
Next roll your fruit in the sugar. I try not to leave fingerprints by using my palms as much as possible.
- Let it Dry
Let the sugared fruit dry over night. The egg whites and sugar will dry and get very hard.
That’s it! You are ready to decorate!
The coating of sugar is durable to use in all kinds of decor from arrangements to garlands and ornaments.
They are fresh fruit and will not last until the next season. I use mine and discard them when I think they have lost their freshness.
Here is some sugared fruit decor inspo for you.
sugar Coated fruit decor ideas
I love to add tea lights to my sugared fruit arrangements. Here is how I do this.
- If I have a bruised piece of fruit I use those to cut a place for my tea light by tracing my tealight with a pen and use a knife and spoon to cut and remove some fruit .
- I cut my hole before I wash with the egg white as the egg white “seals” the open fruit a little.
Tip: If I cut into a fruit like this, I throw it away within a few days like a fresh floral.
- Press your tea light into the hole and light it or turn it on first then press it in if you use a battery operated tea light.
Simple yet radiant. Check out some more sugar coated fruit ideas below.
more Sugared fruit ideas
- Martha has a good idea for her fruit here.
- How to use sugared fruit for baking here.
- Taste of Home has a different method here.
Share some of your favorite childhood Christmas memories that you still love to do!