Brandied Fruit

Discussion in 'Recipes' started by Seacowboys, Jul 22, 2017.

  1. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    White grapes
    Blue berries
    4 cups brown sugar
    Bottle of brandy
    Stone crock

    Cut fruit and place in large bowl
    Add four cups brown sugar and mix then let it sit for two or three hours, stirring once in a while
    Place fruit into stone crock and cover with brandy
    Let it sit for at least three months then enjoy it.

  2. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    omg this is the best stuff my grandmother made it and served it over cake at christmas

    thank you for the reminder!
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  3. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    I never make it as far as the fruit...

    BTW Gallo makes a very nice very consistent brandy at a decent price.
  4. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    this one?
  5. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    That's the one. I usually add a little peach schnapps. Good enough for drinking, cheap enough for cooking.
  6. Merkun

    Merkun furious dreamer

    I like the concept of brandied fruit. However, maybe sometime I'll relate a story of a night drinking too much Martell's on someone else's tab. Makes me really reluctant to try that recipe.
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  7. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu RIP 4/19/2018

    That would be good spooned over some fruitcake! Yum!
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  8. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    I had Christmas dinner with a friend, Margie Bynum, the Dispatcher for GMO Railroad, where I worked when I was younger and she served brandied fruit over home-made ice cream. She served it from a stone crock, much like one that I use and told me that her great grand mother had started that particular batch in 1860 or there abouts. She gave me some starter to begin my own batch but unfortunately, it got eaten by a horde of visiting relatives and I had to start over. This batch should be just about perfect by Thanks Giving and you just add bit more fruit, a bit more brown sugar, and a bit more brandy, as needed and it never goes bad.
  9. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    Thanks Sea! I'm going to start this this coming week. What size crock do you use? I only have two 3 gal ones that I use to make kraut.
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  10. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    Made it in August, put in pantry and forgot about it. Pulled out today and, wow, pretty strong. Trying to figure what to eat it with besides the 3 thing mentioned above, suggestions are welcome.
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  11. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    Why do you think I've been MIA for so long??
    This stuff is great!! May sound weird, but I'm liking it over homemade vanilla ice cream..
    Was a big hit with the non Baptist members of the family:D
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  12. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    @Mountainman when its too strong and too alcoholy smelling, just heat it a bit kill off some fo the fermenation and put it over a plain biscuit and or pancakes. The plainer the base the more it offsets the strong compote. also sometimes if you add lemon or lime juice that can help 'brighten the flavor' i know it sounds weird but just try it. it depends on how strong the compote is, sometimes just add more alcohol =) YOu have to experiment a bit
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