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March 1st is National Fruit Compote Day
you're looking for something to do today then grab a spoon because it's
National Fruit Compote Day! A sweet and flavorful twist for
fruit salad. Let's get right into celebrating National Fruit
WHY IS THIS A
So why celebrate today? Well, a lot of people seem to love
sweet, syrupy mixture of fruits so they decided it was a good idea to
give it its own holiday. I'm not sure who set it up, or why today was
chosen but if you make some yourself you might see why people enjoy it
so much! This dessert got its start back in the 17th century
France. The word "compote" actually means mixture in French which makes
a lot of sense because it's usually a mixture of different fruits. You
can take whole fruit or just pieces of fruit and then cover it in a
sugary syrup with spices or seasoning in it. As if fruit needed to be
any sweeter ;). When it comes to the fruit you use, it really
doesn't matter! Use pears, apples, cherries, strawberries or watermelon
if you want. Just make sure that the fruit flavors blend well together.
Some people even use dried fruit like raisins!
And the syrup can
be made from boiling down sugar water, honey or the syrup some canned
fruits come in. You can also add a variety of different things to your
syrup to help accent the flavor of the whole dish like vanilla or
almond extract, cinnamon or cloves or even coconut. You heat all your
fruit up in the syrup and can then either serve it warm or when it's
cooled back down for a thicker syrup. Some people even like to top it
with a little fresh mint which gives it a little extra something with
each bite. The syrup encases the fruit in a flavorful coat of
goodness and then when you bite into it you get that familiar taste of
fruit. Heating the fruit actually brings out the fruit flavor a little
more and helps it blend into the syrup. Dig in!
So how can you celebrate today? Well, you could head to a
local grocery store and see if they carry any ready-made fruit compote.
That would be a pretty simple way for you to celebrate.
all know that fresh tastes best! So why not grab some fruit and make
your own? It's a really simple dish to make and you'll be spooning some
of the sweetness in your mouth before you know it! You can
it as a side dish, snack or a dessert. You could even have a
little friendly competition today to see who can make the best fruit
compote. You and your friends and family can pick out their own
selection of fruits and decide on what you want to use in and for your
syrup. Then take turns cooking it up and see who came up with the best
version of fruit compote. I'm not sure what the winner will win other
than bragging rights, but make sure they write down their recipe!
Have fun with today, enjoy the sweetness and I'll type at you