—Jim and Marilyn Westerfield, Freeburg, Illinois
12-13 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
- 32 ounces cranberry juice cocktail
- 2 cups apple juice
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 3/4 teaspoon whole cloves
- 12 to 24 whole allspice
- 2 cups red wine, optional
- In large saucepan, combine cranberry juice, apple juice and sugar.
- Fill a square of cheesecloth with the lemon slices, cinnamon sticks,
- cloves and allspice; tie closed and place in the saucepan. Bring to
- a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Remove spice-filled cheesecloth and discard. Stir in wine, if
- desired, and heat through (do not boil). Serve warm. Yield: 12-1/2
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 113 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 3 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.