A lot of us crave for summer fruits during the cold, winter days. You can preserve all kinds of fruits in alcohol and consume them during Christmas or any other winter day. This recipe is of German inspiration and it dates back centuries ago. Use organic rum, making sure the fruit won’t ferment. This project costs some money but in the end it is worth it. The recipe goes like this: you`ll use three cups of hulled strawberries, 2 cups per different ripe and spotless fruits, 1 cup of sugar for every two cups of fruit and two liters of organic brandy or rum. When it comes to beach plums they should be pitted as well as the cherries and peaches.The apples should be cored and sliced, the apricots should be pitted and sliced and so should the nectarines. Whenever you buy fruit, wash the fruit and then put it in a bowl with half its volume in sugar. Let it sit like that overnight so it can macerate. You can then add the fruit and its juice to the crock. You should pour as much brandy or rum till all the fruits are covered in it. Keep the crock in a cool place and put a lid on it. Add fruits from every season and then let the rumtopf sit for two months. Then you can drink the rumtopf at Christmas.
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