Warm Christmas Punch Recipe
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Warm Christmas Punch Recipe

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Red-hot candies add rich color and spiciness to this festive punch, and the cranberry juice gives it a little tang. Our children always request it for our December 25th brunch. -Julie Sterchi, Jackson, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 2 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 2 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 bottle (32 ounces) cranberry juice
  • 5 cans (6 ounces each) DOLE® Canned 100% Pineapple Juice
  • 1/3 cup Red Hots
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3-1/2 inches)
  • Additional cinnamon sticks, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 161 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 5mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (34g sugars, trace fiber), 1g protein


  1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine juices, Red Hots and cinnamon stick. Cover and cook on low for 2-4 hours or until heated through and candies are dissolved.
  2. Discard cinnamon stick before serving. Use additional cinnamon sticks as stirrers if desired. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Originally published as Warm Christmas Punch in Taste of Home December/January 2003, p33

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Reviewed Mar. 11, 2015

"Great colorful winter warmer.So easy to make , great to make up and store in refrigerator and you can heat you up a cup anytime you want a nice warm drink!"

Reviewed Dec. 10, 2014

"Tried this last weekend & it was a big hit! It was a little too sweet for my taste, but it was very good and I plan on making it again."

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2011

"Made this 3 times in the last 1 1/2 weeks. Simple and tastes wonderful. Thank you"

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2010

"Oooohh! This is delicious! We loved the cranberry pineapple mix. Thanks for a great recipe."

Reviewed Dec. 20, 2010

"I made this punch for 2 gatherings. Everyone enjoyed it. Passed out at least 15 copies of the recipe."

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