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Hot Apple Punch

 Hot Apple Punch
With its soothing cinnamon seasoning, this fresh and flavorful apple punch is a must for Christmastime.
8 ServingsPrep: 5 min. Cook: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cinnamon sticks (about 3 inches each), broken
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 6 whole allspice or 2 whole nutmeg
  • 2 quarts apple juice
  • Additional cinnamon sticks, optional

Directions

  • Place the cinnamon sticks, cloves and allspice on a double thickness
  • of cheesecloth; bring up the corners and tie with string to form a
  • bag. Place in a large saucepan with apple juice (or place loose
  • spices in pan and strain before serving). Bring to a boil. Reduce
  • heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove spice bag. Serve punch
  • hot in mugs. Garnish with cinnamon sticks if desired. Yield: 2
  • quarts.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 119 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.