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Hot Cider Punch Recipe

Hot Cider Punch Recipe

My hot fruit punch has been a family fave since 1993—hard to believe that we’ve loved it for 20 years! Adding clove-studded orange wedges makes it look especially festive. —Anita Bell, Hermitage, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 3-1/2 cups apple cider or juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1 medium orange, cut into wedges
  • 3 cups orange juice
  • 3 cups unsweetened pineapple juice


  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine the cider, sugar, cinnamon stick and nutmeg; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.
  • 2. Meanwhile, insert cloves into orange wedges; add to cider mixture. Stir in orange and pineapple juices; heat through. Discard cinnamon stick. Serve warm. Yield: 12 servings.