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Rumtopf (rum pot) is a traditional German beverage. There are many variations. Take this recipe as a more general blue print for your own recipe. The traditional way of making this beverage starts as early as the fresh fruit are available in spring / summer and ends with the last fresh fruit in autumn. But today you can make in "1-step", because you can get always fresh fruit in the supermarket.
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- 1The traditional way of making a Rumtopf started with the first ripe fruit available and ended in autumn (November) with last fresh fruit (often pears). The general rule for making is: for 2 parts fruit you need 1 part sugar and approximately 3 cups Rum.
- 2Wash fruit, pat dry and cut into bite sized pieces, if necessary. Measure them.
- 3Add half of weight sugar, mix and let stand for about 1 hour. Fill fruit into your Rumtopf and add as much Rum, so that fruit are completely (fingerbreadth) covered.
- 4Close Rumtopf and set aside in a cool place.
- 5Repeat these steps with other fruit "until" your Rumtopf is completely filled or fresh fruit season is over.
- 6Take care of your Rumtopf. Fill up with Rum if necessary. It is important that fruit are always completely covered.
- 7After you have added the last "layer" fruit, sugar and Rum let stand for about 6 weeks. Enjoy.
- 8NOTE: 1-step preparation. Use any kind of fruit you like. Use a good mixture of different fresh and ripe fruits. Prepare them as describe above. After you have put them into the Rumtopf cover them with Rum. The Rumtopf should be completely filled. Let stand for 6 weeks. Enjoy.
- 9NOTE: let stand at least for 6 weeks or even more. And keep the Rumtopf always in a cool place.
- 10NOTE on fruit: you can use almost any fruit, but use a mixture of different ones like stone fruit (plums, peaches, nectarines, cherries), berries (strawberries, gooseberries, cranberries, grape wine, and others), you can use figs, apples, pears. Just keep in mind that the fruit will be in the Rum for a long time, so the fruit should be firm enough.
- 11Number of servings can not be given. Time to make includes time until first use.
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Nutritional Facts for Rumtopf (Traditional German Fruit Preserve & Beverage)
Serving Size: 1 (56 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 10
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 331.7
- Calories from Fat 0
- Total Fat 0.0 g
- Saturated Fat 0.0 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 0.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 45.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
- Sugars 45.3 g
- Protein 0.0 g
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