Pear-Rum Punch

Pear-Rum Punch

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From: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2015

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.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • Pear Puree
  • 3 medium ripe pears, peeled and chopped
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • Punch
  • 1 750-mL bottle chilled sparkling wine, such as Prosecco
  • ½ cup dark rum
  • 4 cups ice, plus more for serving
  • Thinly sliced pears for garnish
  • Pomegranate seeds for garnish

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate pear puree for up to 1 day.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about ¾ cup
  • Per serving: 166 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 2 g fiber; 18 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 5 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 13 g sugars; 6 g added sugars; 17 IU vitamin A; 3 mg vitamin C; 10 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 4 mg sodium; 79 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: ½ starch, ½ fruit, ½ other carbohydrate, 1½ fat

Reviews 1

December 22, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
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!
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