Cran-licious Christmas Punch Recipe

Cran-licious Christmas Punch Recipe
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Cran-licious Christmas Punch Recipe

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Here's a punch that both adults and children will enjoy. The fruity flavors are especially refreshing!—Helen Roland, Miami, Florida
MAKES:
18 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:
18 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
  • 2 cups water
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 2 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 1 liter ginger ale, chilled

Directions

In a Dutch oven, combine the first five ingredients. Cook over medium heat until the berries pop, about 15 minutes. Cool slightly.
Strain mixture through a fine strainer, pressing mixture with a spoon; discard pulp and spices. Stir in juices. Refrigerate until chilled.
Just before serving, place mixture in a punch bowl; stir in water and ginger ale. Yield: 18 servings (about 3 quarts).
Originally published as Cran-licious Christmas Punch in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2010, p81

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 128 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 5mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
  • 2 cups water
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 2 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 1 liter ginger ale, chilled
  1. In a Dutch oven, combine the first five ingredients. Cook over medium heat until the berries pop, about 15 minutes. Cool slightly.
  2. Strain mixture through a fine strainer, pressing mixture with a spoon; discard pulp and spices. Stir in juices. Refrigerate until chilled.
  3. Just before serving, place mixture in a punch bowl; stir in water and ginger ale. Yield: 18 servings (about 3 quarts).
Originally published as Cran-licious Christmas Punch in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2010, p81

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