How to Make Sugared Fruit

How to make sugared fruit for decorating cakes and dessert tables.

5 from 6 reviews

Sugared fruit is a simple and beautiful way to decorate cakes, tarts and dessert tables.


Units Scale
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup instant dissolving sugar (fruit sugar, castor sugar, superfine sugar)
  • fresh berries


  1. In a small bowl lightly beat egg white.
  2. Then lightly and gently brush the fruit with egg white. Be careful not to oversaturate the fruit.
  3. Gently drop the fruit in a shallow bowl of instant dissolving sugar, coating the fruit entirely.
  4. Spoon fruit onto a drying rack and let dry until firm, approx. 2 hours. Re-coat if necessary.


Store sugared fruit at room temperature in a non-humid environment. If the fruit is stored with moisture the sugar will dissolve into a syrup like consistency. Spread fruit out in a single layer in a container with the lid ajar.

It’s best to use fruit that isn’t too ripe, as it will be difficult to coat the berries and the shelf life is much shorter.


Keywords: Sugared Fruit, Fruit, Decorating,

Let me know what you think of this recipe!x
Peach Cobbler

Bake like a Pro

Discover 5 Secrets to Baking