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Winter Plum Punch Recipe

Winter Plum Punch Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing YIELD:13 servings

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

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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).

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.