I used S&W sweet memory peaches with brown sugar and cinnamon in the syrup. I also used the ginger and liked how it balanced out the sweet taste, although my peaches were a lot sweeter than fruit cocktail and ginger compliments cinnamon. It turned out very yummy, but my instant rice was chewy at first, and had to sit for almost an hour before softening. I will use precooked rice next time, and add it after the pudding is done. Very good base recipe, you can use any fruit and spices you want the options are endless!