Sugar "Plums" Holiday Centerpiece
These glistening fruits appeared in Martha's first Christmas book and in the premiere issue of Martha Stewart Living. "It's a beautiful centerpiece that anyone can make," says creative director Eric Pike.
We updated it with coarse sanding sugar, a large-crystal sugar that adds extra sparkle. Use fruit that's firm, dry, and at room temperature.
- Fruit, such as apples, pears, quinces, and citrus
- Pastry brush
- Egg whites
- Sanding sugar
- Parchment paper
- Baking sheet
Brush lightly beaten egg whites onto a piece of fruit.
Spoon with sanding sugar to coat.
Let fruit dry on a parchment-lined baking sheet for at least 3 hours before displaying.