National Fruit Compote Day
National Fruit Compote Day is a holiday observed on March 1st to celebrate a dessert that originated in France during the 17th century—the fruit compote. It’s a dish that can be made with virtually any type of fruit or berry and is probably one of the most perfect desserts ever devised.
It can also be served as a snack, and the basic recipe can be improved by just adding a dollop of whipped cream to it. Fruit compotes are extremely versatile, so you can serve them hot or cold, depending on your preference. Just keep in mind that once you make a fruit compote, you’re going to have a lot of people dropping by to help you celebrate this day.
Fun Facts About Fruit Compote
Below are some fun facts about fruit compote that we think are just as sweet as the dessert itself. So take a quick look at them before you head off to observe this holiday.
- There are fruit compote variations that use dried fruits.
- Many fruit compotes are designed to be consumed as soon as they’re made.
- Fruit compotes can be seasoned with cinnamon, grated coconut, candied fruits, vanilla, orange peel, or lemon peel.
- Compotes are based on the Medieval idea that fruit cooked in sugar helps to balance the body’s humidity.
- In Late Medieval England, fruit compotes were often served alongside a creamy potage dish.
Observing National Fruit Compote Day
National Fruit Compote Day is best enjoyed by taking a few moments to make your own variation of this dessert. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of fruit compote recipes, so make sure that you take the time to research the recipe that you may like the most. While you’re celebrating this holiday, be sure to use the hashtag #NationalFruitCompoteDay to let everyone know that you’re making this dessert.