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Classic Rum Pot

Submitted by: | Source: an old Hamilton Spectator Newspaper (1984)

Classic Rum Pot
2010-08-03 Other
5 2

fruit with an "Attitude" lol - a Canadian traditional usually at christmas time...

  • Servings: 8 - 10 depending on the serving size
  • Prep Time: varies on the fruit you're adding
  • Cook Time: n/a
  • Total Time: total of 6 weeks


4 gal Crock Jar
1 bottle Rum
1 tsp Whole Allspice
1 cup Strawberries
¾ cup Sugar
1 cup Pitted Cherries
¾ cup Sugar
1 cup Pineapple
¾ cup Sugar
1 cup Chopped Apples
¾ cup Sugar
1 cup Ripe Sliced Pears
¾ cup Sugar
1 cup Green Grapes
¾ cup Sugar
1 cup Red Raspberries
¾ cup Sugar
1 cup Chopped Peaches
¾ cup Sugar
1 stick Cinnamon
1 Tbsp Whole Cloves
Sliced Orange Peel


Place layers of fruit and sugar in crock. Sprinkle each layer with a little spice and orange peel. Cover with rum.

Let stand 6 weeks or longer.

****Fruits can be added as they come into season, making sure that after addition, you add sufficient rum to cover fruit****

This is very good over ice cream or pound cake.