Sugared berries are very simple to prepare and are perfect for any dessert. To make this dish, there are just require three ingredients: sugar, berries, eggs, and white egg yolks.
They can be made the in the comfort of your own home and then enjoy the variety of ways to enjoy them or even by themselves!
I am a huge fan of these berries as they are a breeze to dress up the most essential desserts. They can add a distinctive taste to everything, and it’s a great idea to have them in your kitchen.
How to Create Sugared Berries
Assemble your ingredients.
Before you coat the berries, clean them well and dry them thoroughly.
In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites with a mixer until soft peaks appear.
Mix the berries in the egg whites.
Put the sugar powder in a shallow dish. Add berries, and then toss them around until they are coated. The berries should dry overnight in sugar.
Take the berries out of the sugar and put them on a parchment-lined baking sheet or wire rack. Dry them for an additional 8 hours.
Have fun with your sugared fruit!
- Yield: 2 cups
- Time to prepare: 12 hours
- Total time: 12 hours
The sugar-covered berries are an ideal addition to desserts. They’re so delicious; you could even enjoy them on their own!
- 1 cup of grapes
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup raspberries
- 2 egg whites
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- Before coating the berries with a glaze, wash them well and dry them completely.
- In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form.
- Mix the berries in the egg whites.
- Put the sugar powdered in a shallow dish. Add the berries and move them around until they are coated.
- Allow the fruit to sit in sugar overnight.
- Take the berries out of the sugar and set them on a baking sheet lined with parchment or a wire rack.
- Dry them for an additional up to 8 hours.
- Utilize berries within a day.
Is it okay to Consume Egg Whites When Not Cooking?
Raw eggs carry a negative image. When you think of raw eggs, the first thought that pops into your head is salmonella. Sure I was thinking the same; however, after an amount of investigation, I came across some fascinating facts.
Fresh eggs from a trusted supplier are more likely not to be contaminated with salmonella. Studies have proven that 1 out of 10,000-30,000 eggs have salmonella.
Of course, not all people have chickens roaming around in their backyard or the opportunity to purchase eggs from the fresh market. If you fall into this category, the best option is to purchase eggs that have been pasteurized.
Pasteurized eggs are slowly heated inside their shells just enough to kill any potential bacteria without cooking the eggs. Egg whites that have been pasteurized are opaque and have a slight cloudy hue and thickened.
The USDA recommends them for raw dishes like homemade mayonnaise or Caesar salad dressing. They are also suitable for making sugared fruit.
What if I Don’t Like Using Egg Whites In Any Way?
If you’d prefer not to use egg whites, there’s no need to worry! You’ll need to make an easy syrup that can be used to cover your fruit.
To make the syrup, you will require:
- 1/4 cup of sugar in granulated form
- 1/4 cup of water
Mix sugar and water in the saucepot. Let it simmer for 10 minutes or in a microwave at high speed for one minute. Let the syrup be cool. Dip the berries in the syrup and then roll in powdered sugar or granulated sugar.
Granulated Sugar Vs Powdered Sugar
In this recipe, use powdered or granulated sugars to cover the fruit. I chose powdered because you’ll see. Here are a few differences which can help you figure out which one is best for you:
- Sugar powdered: This type of sugar is extremely thin, so when using this, you’ll likely need to coat the berries at least twice because egg whites or simple syrup could absorb this powdered sugar. Therefore, it’s an excellent idea that you coat your berries only once and then let them dry slightly; after that, apply another coat if required.
- Granulated sugar: This sugar is a large crystal that takes only one coat to cover the fruits completely. The sugar granulated will not react too strongly to this little quantity of liquid and will last longer.
In terms of appearance, I like powdered sugar. It is beautiful and delicate, which makes the berries extra special. Granulated sugar, since it is a lot larger in granules, will appear completely different and appear more sturdy.
Can I use other Fruits?
I created this mix using red grapes, raspberries, and blueberries. It is possible to use other berries such as strawberries and blackberries. However, you can also use large fruits like apples and pears.
Tips for Making Sugared Berries
The majority of the time, I didn’t experience any issues with the berries being coated with a coating, except for the raspberries. The raspberries looked pretty initially, but then they began to leak juices and became extremely soft and squishy.
The reason is that they are ripe earlier than other fruits, which means their life span as sugared berries are shorter.
However, they are perfectly sugar-coated and finely flavored. Here are a few things I picked up while making this recipe:
- Rinse the berries thoroughly and allow them to air dry. It is possible to do this during the hours or even one night prior. The berries need to be dry, clean, and cool.
- Be sure to beat your egg whites thoroughly in the middle of a bowl. This will allow you to make sure that the berries are coated better.
- Beat the egg whites until they are lightly fluffy. If you don’t beat the egg whites well, they will become stringy and you won’t be able to coat the fruit.
- Spread the sugar in an unattractive dish. This will make it easier to toss the berries into the sugar gently.
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