Fruit Punch


  • 2 gallons water
  • 1/4 pound tamarind pods, husked, strings removed
  • 10 cinnamon sticks
  • 10 Jamaica flowers (or 1/4 cup leaves)
  • 3 sticks sugar cane (or half a 16-ounce can with syrup)
  • 2-1/2 cups Sun-Maid Natural Raisins
  • 8 ounces fresh tejocotes (or canned with syrup)
  • 5 sliced guavas (fresh or frozen)
  • 3 oranges, sliced
  • 2 apples cored and sliced
  • 1/2 fresh pineapple, sliced
  • Granulated sugar to taste
  • Directions:

    HEAT water, tamarind, cinnamon, Jamaica and sugar in a large saucepan. Boil 30 minutes until fragrant. If desired, use a slotted spoon to remove cinnamon sticks, Jamaica and sugar canes.
    ADD raisins, tejocotes, guavas, oranges, apples, pineapple and sugar to taste. Simmer until fruit is soft.
    SERVE hot.

    Makes about 2 gallons.