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Rumtopf (Danish: Romkrukke), which literally means rum pot, is a German and Danish dessert, traditionally eaten around Christmas.
A mixture of various kinds of fruit, high-strength rum and sugar is filled into a large stoneware pot (the eponymous rum pot) and matured for several months until the fruit is very soft and completely saturated with rum.
Traditionally, the pot is set up in a cool and dark place in spring, and different kinds of ripe fruit are added to it over the months as they come in season. The fruit are thereby preserved to be eaten in winter, when the Rumtopf is matured.
Suitable fruit includes berries, cherries, plums and apricots.
Rumtopf may be served with ice cream or waffles.