Old-fashioned sugared pears make a charming centerpiece and are easy to make. Try mixing shapes and colors of pears to vary the look.
- Pears: Any combination of Bosc, Red Anjou, Green Anjou, Seckel, and Forelle
- 1 egg white
- 1 tablespoon water
- Pastry brush
- Bowl and spoon
- Wire rack
Sugared pears are a delightful and simple centerpiece. Make a mixture of one egg white and one tablespoon of water. Brush a pear with the egg white mixture and roll it in sugar, or spoon the sugar over the pear. Let them dry completely on a wire rack. Different kinds of sugar give different looks: superfine sugar is a traditional choice, but we used sparkling crystal sugar for this look. Feel free to experiment.