Dessert & Baked Goods » Boozy Fruit (Rumtopf)
What better way to preserve local summer fruits than in sugar and alcohol? A traditional German dessert literally translating to "rum pot," "Rumtopf" is the perfect way to capture the flavors of summer's bounty so that they can be preserved and enjoyed all throughout the winter. Susan Abbott, Pastry Chef at Rialto Restaurant starts with the most succulent fruits and adds sugar and 80-proof alcohol. Place in a cool dark place to preserve for a minimum of four weeks, or up to four months based on preference. Eat the preserved fruits on their own, use them to top desserts, or drain off the liquid to use in a cocktail!