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Hot Cranberry Punch Recipe

Hot Cranberry Punch Recipe

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."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:18-22 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 1. 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.