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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

Ingredients

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

Directions

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

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup (calculated without orange wedges) equals 107 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 15 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.