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Spiced Ambrosia Punch

 Spiced Ambrosia Punch
Inspired by the spices in Chai, I love this unique twist on basic spiced cider punch. It's so easy to make and everyone seems wonderfully surprised by the apricot and peach twist.—Aysha Schurman, Ammon, Idaho
10 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 3 hours

Ingredients

  • 3-1/2 cups apple cider or juice
  • 3 cups apricot nectar
  • 1 cup peach nectar or additional apricot nectar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh gingerroot
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 8 whole cloves
  • Lemon or orange slices, optional

Directions

  • In a 3- or 4-qt. slow cooker, combine the first seven ingredients.
  • Place cinnamon sticks, ginger, orange peel and cloves on a double
  • thickness of cheesecloth. Gather corners of cloth to enclose
  • seasonings; tie securely with string. Place bag in slow cooker.
  • Cook, covered, on low 3-4 hours or until heated through. Remove and
  • discard spice bag. Serve warm, with lemon slices, if desired. Yield:
  • 10 servings (3/4 cup each).
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 115 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 14 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein.