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NATIONAL BRANDIED FRUIT DAY – October 20

NATIONAL BRANDIED FRUIT DAY – October 20

NATIONAL BRANDIED FRUIT DAY

On October 20 each year, we celebrate the delicious food holiday known as National Brandied Fruit Day!

Brandied fruit first became popular around the Victorian era. During this time, it was discovered by adding brandy to fruit, it was easiest way to make it last longer. Incidentally, this process was also a great way to harvest the taste of fruit, while creating a delicious dessert for adults.

Brandied fruit is created by soaking sweet fresh fruit in brandy, sugar, and spices. Often sitting for 30 days after preparation, this delicious treat is best used as a topping on desserts, such as pies or cakes. Interestingly, brandied fruit is used as a starter for Friendship Cake. Similar to the concept of a starter for sourdough bread, Friendship Cake takes time to prepare. However, once you’ve completed the process, you’re sure to enjoy one of the most delicious treats ever!

We’ve added a Brandied Fruit Recipe to our National Day Calendar® Recipe Collection. You may not know it, but it’s super easy to make. So easy you don’t need canning skills to make your first batch of Brandied Fruit on your own!

HOW TO OBSERVE #BrandiedFruitDay

The best way to celebrate #BrandiedFruitDay is to enjoy some with family friends. Use #BrandiedFruitDay to share on social media and show the world how you #CelebrateEveryDay!

BRANDIED FRUIT DAY HISTORY

The history of brandied fruit is uncertain. Because of that, we have been unable to find the creator of this delicious food holiday.

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