As promised, this week we are going to learn a little more about preserving fruit in alcohol, something I like to call Boozy Fruit. If you’ve never canned anything and/or the idea of cooking, stirring, and sterilizing jars is NOT your idea of a fun thing to do on a Saturday, then boozy fruit is for you. Once ready, boozy fruit can be baked into cakes, made into ice cream, poured over desserts or pancakes, or just eaten straight out of the jar.
Some friends recently bought a house within walking distance to ours, and so the other day we walked over to welcome them to the neighborhood. Upon our arrival, I was absolutely delighted and astounded to see the abundant fruit trees and grape vines that are part of their property. The original owners had obviously taken great care of these trees, because although they need some serious pruning they were all heavily laden with beautiful pears, apples, late harvest plums, figs and grapes.