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California Wassail

 California Wassail
Here’s a healthy and delicious warm punch that’s a cozy way to welcome family and friends in from the cold or just celebrate the season. Serve in small cups, as it tastes best when piping hot! —Patricia Nieh, Portola Valley, California
16 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 24 whole cloves
  • 1 large navel orange, cut into six wedges
  • 4 cups orange juice
  • 4 cups unsweetened apple juice
  • 4 cups cranberry juice
  • 16 maraschino cherries
  • 4 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)

Directions

  • Insert four cloves into each orange wedge. In a Dutch oven, combine
  • the orange juice, apple juice and cranberry juice. Add orange
  • wedges, cherries and cinnamon sticks.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or
  • until flavors are blended. Discard cinnamon sticks. Serve warm.
  • Yield: 16 servings (3/4 cup each).
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 101 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 3 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1-1/2 fruit.