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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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total:
2 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

Pear Puree
Punch

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • 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; protein 0.5g; carbohydrates 17.8g; dietary fiber 2.1g; sugars 12.8g; fat 0.1g; vitamin a iu 16.7IU; vitamin c 2.9mg; folate 4.7mcg; calcium 9.6mg; iron 0.1mg; magnesium 5.8mg; potassium 79mg; sodium 4.4mg; added sugar 6g.
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