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Rumtopf, which literally means "rum pot", is a German dessert, traditionally eaten around Christmas, which consists of a mixture of various kinds of fruit, high-strength rum and sugar, all being 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 such as berries, cherries, plums and apricots, 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. This dessert may be served with ice cream or waffles and is considered to have a very good combination of aromas and tastes.

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