• Brand: Keramik Seifert
  • Country of Origin: Germany
  • Weight/Size: 5 liter
  • Item #: 4260428240082


This authentic, 5-Liter Rumtopf (Rum Pot) is hand-made and hand-painted by artisans at Keramik-Seifert of Germany and is ready for the tradition of preserving fresh, seasonal fruit in combination with sugar and rum. Click on the "Recipes" Tab for our recommended Rum Pot Recipe. Warning: Rum and Fruit NOT included with this Pottery.               

Please Note: This item will ship alone!

The raw material "clay" is from the local region of the "Kannenbäckerland" in Germany. Keramik-Seifert applies glazes that are 100% food-safe, free of lead and cadmium, and are also dishwasher and microwave safe.

Each stoneware Rumtopf is unique in color and texture. No two exactly alike.

Description in German

Handgemachte und handbemalte Keramik von Keramik-Seifert aus Deutschland, dieser authentische, 5-Liter Rumtopf (Rumtopf) ist aus lebensmittelechten Materialien hergestellt worden. Gerade rechtzeitig zur Obst Saison wird der Rumtopf angesetzt, um ihn dann im Herbst und Winter zu geniessen. Die mit hochprozentigem Rum eingelegten Früchte schmecken besonders gut mit Vanilleeis oder auch mit Sekt gemischt. Dieser Rumtopf macht sich wunderbar als Geschenk für Ihre Lieben.

Da die Rumtöpfe Handarbeit sind, treten Abweichungen in Farbe und Textur auf!


Rumtopf (rum pot) Recipe
The tradition of the Rumtopf in Germany goes back centuries as a way to preserve fruits of the season.  Now it has become a favorite way to celebrate any special occasion or to enjoy whenever you want the taste of delicious fruit soaked in rum.

The ingredients: 

1. fresh fruit (approximately 1 pound)

2. sugar (approximately 1/2 pound)

3. Good quality (unflavored) dark rum to cover the fruit by 1 inch

It's traditional to begin with the first fresh fruit of the new growing season.  However, since many fresh fruits are now available all year round in supermarkets, you may begin the process at any time.

Start with your favorite fresh fruit.  Choose fruit which is ripe (not over-ripe) and full of flavor.

Ideal fruits are:

Pineapple (remove rind & core and cut in large cubes)

Cherries (any variety, stemmed and pitted)

Apricots (halves, pitted)

Nectarines (halves, pitted) 

Peaches (remove pits and cut in halves, quarters, or slices)

Pears (cored, peeled & sliced)

Plums (remove seed and half or quarter)

Grapes (sweet seedless red or green grapes are ideal)

Strawberries (don't wash, just remove stem & leaves). Strawberries will soften and lose their bright red color as the soak up the rum. 

Raspberries (don't wash). Raspberries will lose some of their bright red color.

Red currants (removed from stem)

Gooseberries (remove stems)

The following fruits are not recommended but may be added if you insist:

Blackberries or Blueberries (they can be bitter and can discolor the other fruits)

Watermelon and Cantaloupe chunks (can make the mixture watery)

Rhubarb (can make mixture sour)

Bananas (too mushy)

Citrus (too acidic)

Apples (take on an odd texture)


Wash and dry the inside of the Rumtopf.

Wash and dry the first chosen fruit. 

Remove any stems, seed and pits. 

Place the one pound of fruit and a half pound of sugar into the Rumtopf.

Pour in enough rum to cover the fruit by at least one inch. 

Cover the opening of the Rumtopf with tightly with plastic (to avoid evaporation) and place the lid firmly on top.  

Store in a cool place away from heat and direct sunlight.

You may even store the Rumtopf in the refrigerator.

Every month add an additional layer of fruit:

For each additional layer of fruit follow the instructions above.

Throughout the summer, repeat the process for each new fruit layer until your Rumtopf is full.

If all the fruit you want to use is available on the same day, you may fill up the Rumtopf with layers of fruit and sugar and rum.

Then allow the entire mixture to sit for another 4 to 6 weeks.  By all means feel free to "test" the fruit along the way for "Yumminess".  

Check periodically to make sure their is no extra fermentation taking place.  If you see bubbles beginning to develop, you have fermentation.  If this happens, add rum that is 151 proof to suppress the fermentation.

How to serve:

Serve the Rumtopf fruits with its syrup (hot or cold) over ice-cream, cake, flan, puddings, or cheese cake. Serve in an elegant dish topped with whipped cream or crème frâiche.

Serve as a side dish with any game meat.

Serve the strained liquid as a liquor or after-dinner cordial.

Add two tablespoons of the strained liquid to Champagne for a unique and elegant cocktail. 

Lay some of the warmed fruit onto a thin crepe-like pancake and roll up.  Add whipped cream or ice cream, if desired.


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Most Helpful Reviews :


Fabulous Rumtopf

All our family and friends love our Rumtopf. We live in Florida so we store it in the fridge. It is so easy and makes for unique desserts and drinks. The fruit is also delicious by itself. So glad you sell these crocks here at GermanDeli.com. The crocks are excellent quality and beautifully made. Thanks!!!!!

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Yum Rum...topf

Fabulous addition to my kitchen, and tomorrow I begin the process for my Christmas 2013 treat, with tastes... and refills throughout the year. Fingers crossed it is a yummy rummy!?

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