National Brandied Fruit Day
annually on October 20th
Fruit, sugar, and brandy are all that is needed to make brandied fruit, a delectable treat that is enjoyed today on National Brandied Fruit Day. Many kinds of fruit, either fresh or dried, such as cherries, peaches, apricots, nectarines, plums, and berries can be used to make brandied fruit. When it comes to sugar, either white or brown, or both can be used. A number of types of brandy can also be used, such as cognac, applejack, and kirschwasser.
Depending on what type of fruit is being used, it may be peeled or sliced after being washed. A container is half-filled with brandy, and the fruit and sugar are added. Or, the fruit and sugar can be put in first and then covered with brandy. The brandy fully covers the fruit, and then the container is covered. It may be lightly shaken to mix it up a bit. It is stored in a dark place at room temperature. It takes a few weeks or months to cure the fruit, but once it's ready, the brandied fruit can be served over ice cream, cake, or pie, with whipped cream, or on its own.
How to Observe National Brandied Fruit Day
Pick out one or more types of fruit and use them to make a batch of brandied fruit. Since it might take a month to be ready, you could go to the store and buy some brandied fruit to enjoy today!