Sugared Maraschino Cherries and Mint Sprigs

Southern Living
Makes 20 cherries and 16 mint sprigs


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16 to 20 maraschino cherries with stems, rinsed and well drained
12 to 16 fresh mint sprigs, rinsed
1 1/3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup water
1 tablespoon meringue powder
1/2 cup sugar


Place cherries and mint on paper towels, and let stand until completely dry.

Beat powdered sugar, 1/3 cup water, and meringue powder at medium speed with an electric mixer 2 to 3 minutes or until smooth and creamy.

Brush cherries and mint sprigs with meringue mixture, using a small paintbrush; sprinkle with sugar, and place on a wire rack. Let stand 2 to 3 hours or until dry.

Created date

December 2002