Christmas Frosted Fruit

Frosted fruit is a spectacular addition to your Christmas dinner dessert and it is so simple to make. Wow everyone with your icy looking festive fruits. Just like a dusting of snow in Queenstown!

Serves 8

To make Frosted Fruit, you will need:

(Makes a big plateful)

1 egg white

1 bunch of green grapes

1 bunch of red grapes

Handful of cranberries

Handful of blueberries

Caster sugar, for sprinkling

Baking tray, lined with baking parchment

How to make Frosted Fruit:

Put the egg white in a large bowl and whisk with a balloon whisk until foamy. Using a pastry brush, brush the egg white over the fruit – try to cover them evenly and completely.

Hold the bunch of grapes above the prepared baking tray and sprinkle caster sugar over the grapes so that you cover the egg white completely.

Lightly brush the cranberries and blueberries with egg white and coat these in sugar too.

Leave the fruit to dry on the parchment for at least a couple of hours until the sugar has hardened and become crisp.

Arrange the fruit on your Christmas Cake or a yuletide after dinner cheese platter.

Cook’s tip: for extra wow factor, use figs, leaves and strawberries.

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