Ponche Navideño- Christmas Fruit Punch

Raven Higheagle

By
@ravenhigheagle

This warm, aromatic beverage warms you from the inside out on those chilly winter nights,


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Rating:

Serves:

Serves 15

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

10 qt
drinking water
2 qt
hot water
8 to 10
tejocotes
2
tamarind pods
6
guavas
3 lb
sugar cane (substitute piloncillo if needed)
1/2 lb
prunes
1 c
green apples, peeled and chopped
2
pears, peeled and chopped
4 large
oranges (or 6 medium ones) juiced
1 tsp
ground cloves
8 oz
walnuts, chopped
2 lb
piloncillo
2
cinnamon sticks
pt
brandy (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Soak the tamarind and the tejocotes in hot water for about an hour.
2
Bring the 10 quarts of water to a boil in a very large pot, then reduce to a slow simmer.
3
Remove the tamarind and the tejocotes from the soaking water and discard the water.
4
Remove the brittle shells from the tamarind, and squeeze out the seeds from the pulp.
5
Cut the tejocotes into quarters, removing the skin. Add the tamarind pulp and the tejocotes to the simmering water.
6
Cut the guavas into quarters, and add them in.
7
Chop or slice the sugar cane into chunks (remove the outer skin if it has it) and add them in.
8
Add in the remaining ingredients and simmer for 1 hour. Remove cinnamon sticks before serving.
9
Use a large ladle and serve each cup with the chunks of fruit.
10
Mix in 1-2 ounces of brandy per serving. Or you can add the entire pint to the batch before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Hot Drinks, Punches
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom