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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 8 cups cranberry juice
  • 2-2/3 cups water
  • 1-1/3 cups sugar
  • 16 whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 173 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven or large saucepan, combine the cranberry juice, water and sugar; bring to a boil over medium heat. Place cloves on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with string to form a bag. Add the cinnamon, nutmeg and spice bag to the pan. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes.
  2. Discard spice bag. Stir in the orange and lemon juices. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker; keep warm. Yield: 12 servings (3 quarts).
Originally published as Hot Spiced Cranberry Punch in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2006, p41

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