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Hot Cranberry Punch

 Hot Cranberry Punch
With its spicy ingredients, this thirst-quencher packs a hearty harvest punch. Notes June Formanek of Belle Plaine, Iowa, "The beverage is a cinch to brew for a crowd. And whatever is left can be saved and reheated later."
18-22 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 1 bottle (64 ounces) cranberry juice
  • 4 cups water
  • 3-1/2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon red food coloring, optional
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3-1/2 inches), broken
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves
  • 1 tablespoon whole allspice


  • In a 24-cup percolator, combine cranberry juice, water, pineapple
  • juice, brown sugar and food coloring if desired. Place the cinnamon
  • sticks, cloves and allspice in percolator basket; cover and begin
  • perking. When cycle is complete, discard contents of basket. Serve
  • the punch warm. Yield: 18-22 servings (about 1 gallon).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 74 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 3 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.