Warm Spiced Cider Punch Recipe

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Warm Spiced Cider Punch Recipe
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Warm Spiced Cider Punch Recipe

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This is a nice warm-up punch. I like to serve it when there is a nip in the air. The aroma of the apple cider, orange juice and spices is wonderful as the punch simmers in the slow cooker. —Susan Smith, Forest, Virginia
Featured In: 28 Slow Cooker Drinks
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 5 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 5 min. Cook: 4 hours

Ingredients

  • 4 cups apple cider or unsweetened apple juice
  • 2-1/4 cups water
  • 3/4 cup orange juice concentrate
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • Orange slices and additional cinnamon sticks, optional

Directions

In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the apple cider, water, orange juice concentrate, nutmeg and ginger. Place cloves and cinnamon sticks on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with string to form a bag. Place bag in slow cooker.
Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until heated through. Remove and discard spice bag. Garnish with orange slices and additional cinnamon sticks if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Warm Spiced Cider Punch in Light & Tasty December/January 2004, p17

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 108 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 13mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

  • 4 cups apple cider or unsweetened apple juice
  • 2-1/4 cups water
  • 3/4 cup orange juice concentrate
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • Orange slices and additional cinnamon sticks, optional
  1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the apple cider, water, orange juice concentrate, nutmeg and ginger. Place cloves and cinnamon sticks on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with string to form a bag. Place bag in slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until heated through. Remove and discard spice bag. Garnish with orange slices and additional cinnamon sticks if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Warm Spiced Cider Punch in Light & Tasty December/January 2004, p17

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Proverbs31mom User ID: 6366510 56116
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2014

"I have to agree this is a bright refreshing drink! Super easy recipe, nice change for a hot drink. I have made 3 of the 18 crockpot hot drinks using cider, this one is the favorite among my neighbors and family! Enjoy!"

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beaharris500 User ID: 7160518 56115
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2013

"I made two totally different crock pot punch recipes for a surprise party this week. This was, hands down, the favorite of everyone there. The house smelled wonderful while it was heating and the taste was perfect for a cool Autumn night. I used apple cider and followed the recipe exactly. However, mine turned out much darker than the picture showed which again was more suitable for the cool weather. I've been asked for the recipe several times already and will certainly be making this again and again."

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