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Fruited Punch

 Fruited Punch
I've been making this for more years than I care to say, and I think this is the best punch ever.—Marlene Meimann, Queensbury, New York
26 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 10 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 3 cups strong brewed tea, chilled
  • 3 cups orange juice, chilled
  • 3 cups unsweetened pineapple juice, chilled
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice, chilled
  • 3 cups thinly sliced fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1 bottle (2 liters) ginger ale, chilled

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, combine sugar and water. Bring to a boil over
  • medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3-4 minutes or
  • until sugar is dissolved, stirring occasionally. Remove from the
  • heat; cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1
  • hour.
  • In a punch bowl, combine the tea, juices and sugar mixture. Stir in
  • strawberries. Just before serving, stir in ginger ale. Yield: 26
  • servings (3/4 cup each).
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 107 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fruit.