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Winter Plum Punch

 Winter Plum Punch
The plum jam and spices in this punch create a delightful holiday flavor and aroma. Our Test Kitchen staff filled the ice ring with cinnamon sticks, mint leaves and fruit. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
13 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + freezing

Ingredients

  • 5 cups water, divided
  • Assorted fresh fruit (cranberries and lemon and orange slices)
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Cinnamon sticks (3 inches), crushed
  • 1 cup plum jam
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 cups cranberry juice, chilled
  • 1 cup orange juice, chilled
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 4 cups club soda, chilled

Directions

  • Lightly coat a decorative tube cake pan or gelatin mold with cooking
  • spray; add 1/2 cup of water. Arrange the fruit, mint and cinnamon
  • pieces in pan as desired. Freeze until solid. Add remaining water;
  • arrange more fruit, mint and cinnamon pieces as desired. Freeze
  • until ready to use.
  • In a microwave, melt jam; stir until smooth. Add ground cinnamon and
  • nutmeg. Cool. Just before serving, in a punch bowl, combine the
  • juices and jam mixture. Stir in soda.
  • Unmold ice ring by wrapping the bottom of the mold in a hot, damp
  • dishcloth. Invert onto a baking sheet; place fruit side up in punch
  • bowl. Yield: 13 servings (3/4 cup each).

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Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 108 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 17 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.