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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2015


Recipe Summary

2 hrs 15 mins


Pear Puree


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.

  • 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 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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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