Pureed ripe pears naturally sweeten the fruity base for this healthy rum punch recipe. For garnish, cut very thin, whole slices from small pears and lay them on top. Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2015

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Ingredients

Pear Puree

Punch

Directions

  • To make pear puree: Combine chopped pears, water and sugar in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the pears are soft, about 5 minutes. Carefully transfer to a blender. Puree until smooth. Refrigerate until cold, about 2 hours or up to 1 day.

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  • To prepare punch: Combine the pear puree, sparkling wine and rum in a punch bowl or pitcher. Add ice. Garnish with pear slices and pomegranate seeds, if desired. Serve over ice, if desired.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate pear puree for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts

166 calories; 0.1 g total fat; 4 mg sodium. 79 mg potassium; 17.8 g carbohydrates; 2.1 g fiber; 13 g sugar; 0.5 g protein; 17 IU vitamin a iu; 3 mg vitamin c; 5 mcg folate; 10 mg calcium; 6 mg magnesium; 6 g added sugar;

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12/22/2015
Great party opener I served this as a welcome drink when people came into the house for a party. The idea was that this was a starter drink to occupy people while they were making other cocktails starting on snacks etc. It was gone in no time and people wanted more! I hadn't thought about needing seconds. Made a double batch for next party - made the pear puree ahead and froze - will see how that turns out. Pros: Perfect make ahead drink - can make the pear/rum mix ahead and then add Prosecco before serving Cons: Didn't last long! Read More