Fruit and Brandy…..Why Not?

One of my favorite brandies is E&J Apple Brandy.  There is nothing better than coming home after a hard day at work and pouring myself a glass of brandy.  It is a good appetizer (or dessert) with dinner.

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Apple Brandy Liqueur

Brandied Fruit

  • 9 cups diced fruit of choice (fresh, ripe but not mushy, unbruised pitted plums, peeled nectarines and peaches, whole cherries, blueberries, and other berries)
  • 5 cups sugar
  • 5 cups light brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • 4 cups brandy (good-quality, as much as necessary)

  1. In a very large bowl, combine fruit and sugars, tossing well. Cover and let macerate for 1 hour, tossing every 15 minutes.

  2. Divide fruit among 8 sterilized pint jars or a gallon covered crock. Pour in the brandy, making sure fruit is submerged. Cover and store in a cool place for at least one month. Since the brandied fruit will only improve with age, let the flavors develop for more than one month.

  3. Once aged, store the brandied fruit on a counter. As its contents diminish, just add more diced fruit (2 cups fruit to 1/2 cup each white and firmly packed brown sugar) and brandy to cover.

Daily Observances Around the World

Arbor Day (Czech Republic)
Heroes’ Day (Kenya)
Revolution Day (Guatemala)
Vietnamese Women’s Day (Vietnam) (Take a peek at the life of the Vietnamese as described by kidcyber)
World Osteoporosis Day
World Statistics Day

Other Observances

Birth of the Bab
Bridge Day (Jump off of any bridges lately?  These people plan to.)

I Love Yarn Day
International Independent Video Store Day
International Sloth Day

Miss American Rose Day
National Brandied Fruit Day
National Call-in Day For Health Reform (stay up to date on health care reform new at  They have all kinds of helpful information.)
National Suspenders Day
Sweetest Day
The International Day of the Air Traffic Controller

World Osteoporosis Day

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Other than being an awesome mom and a devoted wife, Cynthia is an avid explorer traveling through the galaxy of her mind meeting new and interesting people along the way.  Her destination is unknown, but the fun is in the journey.

Cynthia’s first exploration took her to the world of Sanctoria, a place full of magic and mystery.  After falling in love and leading an army to war, Cynthia left Sanctoria and continued on her journey.

Currently, Cynthia resides in one of the Revenant cities on Earth.  What mysteries will the city hold and where will Cynthia end up?  Who knows?  But you can guarantee that Cynthia will tell us all about it in The Curse of Judas (Book 1 of the Revenant City Series).  Check out a preview of the first two chapters for free.




Author: Cynthia Brandel

Published author and founder of, Cynthia has captivated the world with her works of fiction including The Sanctorian Series and her latest work, The Revenant City Series. Lover of young adult reads and fantasy reads, Cynthia has transformed her passions into a full-time career.

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