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Hot Cider Punch

 Hot Cider Punch
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
12 ServingsPrep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min.


  • 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


  • In a large saucepan, combine the cider, sugar, cinnamon stick and
  • nutmeg; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, for 20
  • minutes.
  • 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.