Hot Fruit Punch

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 gallons water
  • 7 to 8 sticks sugar cane (or 1 16-ounce can with syrup)
  • 4 to 5 tamarind pods, husked and strings removed
  • 2 to 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 cup Sun-Maid Natural Raisins
  • 1 cup Sun-Maid Pitted Prunes
  • 3 to 4 apples cored and sliced
  • 3 to 4 fresh or frozen guavas
  • Granulated sugar to taste
  • Brandy, optional
  • Directions:

    HEAT water, sugar cane, tamarind and cinnamon sticks in a large pot. Boil uncovered for 6 to 7 minutes. If desired, use a slotted spoon to remove sugar canes and cinnamon sticks.
    ADD raisins, prunes, apples, guavas and sugar to taste. Simmer until fruit is soft, approximately 5 to 10 minutes.
    SERVE hot with brandy, if desired.

    Makes about 1-1/2 gallons.