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Sugared Maraschino Cherries and Mint Sprigs

Yield Makes 20 cherries and 16 mint sprigs

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make It

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.