National Brandied Fruit Day

Brandied fruit is a cocktail that has been enjoyed for hundreds of years, but it became popular during the 19th century. Although adding brandy to fruit has been a way of preserving fruit from spoiling, during the Victorian era, it also became the basis for many different desserts and other dishes. Unfortunately, brandied fruit isn’t as popular as it once was, but we can all change that by taking the time to celebrate National Brandied Fruit Day. This holiday encourages everyone to make their own brandied fruit—a process that is not only surprisingly easy but also a great thing to have on hand for making a variety of pies, cakes, and other desserts.

Delicious Facts About Brandied Fruit & Brandy

Okay, we know that people are going to want some delicious facts about brandied fruit and brandy so they can share them with their friends and family on National Brandied Fruit Day, so we decided to go ahead and dig some up. The following facts are everything we know about this delicious treat.

  • Brandied fruit is the main ingredient in Friendship Cake.
  • Brandied fruit can also be used as a topping for ice cream or pies.
  • Brandy is a distilled wine made from fruits that can include apricots, blackberries, apples, or grapes.
  • Brandy comes from the Dutch word “brandewijn,” which means “burnt wine.”
  • Most brandy is 80-proof (40% alcohol by volume).

Observing National Brandied Fruit Day

National Brandied Fruit Day can be enjoyed by savoring this tasty food. You might have to hunt down places that sell brandied fruit, but they do exist, and your perseverance will pay off in the end. If you can’t find brandied fruit to purchase, you can always make your own. It’s easy to do and doesn’t take a lot of time. While you’re eating or making brandied fruit, don’t forget to use the hashtag #NationalBrandiedFruitDay on your social media accounts.

When is it?
This year (2024)
October 20 Sunday
Next year (2025)
October 20 Monday
Last year (2023)
October 20 Friday
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