Small Apricot Rumtopf
A delicious, alcoholic fruit compote that you can customize however you wish.
One cup of apricots
or fruit of choice
Half a cup of sugar
Enough overproof rum
100 - 110 proof to cover
Wash apricots, remove stones and chop coarsely. Place apricots in small container - either stoneware, ceramic or snap lock glass. Add half cup of sugar to fruit. Pour alcohol over fruit and sugar mixture until there is 1/2 inch of rum over the fruit.
Store in cool dark place for 1 - 2 months.
Serve in small quantities over vanilla ice cream or use 2 parts sparkling wine and 1 part Rumtopf liquid for a sweet cocktail.
Feel free to leave the skins on the apricots or remove them.