There are variations to make Ponche as households.
The easy version is pour the content of a bag of dried fruit such as the one in the picture (this one includes: apple, sugar cane, papaya, raisins, prunes, manzanilla, guayaba, piña, plátano, tamarind, cinnamon and hibiscus) in a pot with 3lt of cold water, 2 cups of sugar and bring to boil. Cover and let it slow cook for 30 minutes. Serve hot with rum (the latter is my suggestion) drink in a cold winter day.
FLORA'S GREAT PONCHE RECIPE - From Chuicavioc Quetzaltenango-
1/2 pound of prunes
1/4 pound of raisin
sugar to taste .5 - 2 cups
Dice (small) all the fruit except prunes and raisins place in a pot with all ingredients except sugar add twice as much water as fruit, bring it to boil then lower the heat and let it slow cook. Ten minutes into the cooking start adding the sugar, let it cook for a total of 30 minutes.
Let me know if you try it!