Spiced Ambrosia Punch Recipe

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Spiced Ambrosia Punch Recipe
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Spiced Ambrosia Punch Recipe

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I love this chai-inspired twist on basic spiced cider punch. It’s so easy to make, and everyone seems pleasantly surprised by the apricot and peach nectars..—Aysha Schurman, Ammon, Idaho
Featured In: 28 Slow Cooker Drinks
MAKES:
10 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES:
10 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3 hours

Ingredients

  • 3-1/2 cups apple cider or juice
  • 3 cups apricot nectar
  • 1 cup peach nectar or additional apricot nectar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh gingerroot
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 8 whole cloves
  • Orange slices and lemon peel strips, optional

Directions

In a 3- or 4-qt. slow cooker, combine first seven ingredients. Place cinnamon sticks, ginger, orange peel and cloves on a double thickness of cheesecloth. Gather corners of cloth to enclose seasonings; tie securely with string. Add to slow cooker.
Cook, covered, on low until flavors are blended, 3-4 hours. Discard spice bag. Serve warm. If desired, garnish with orange slices and lemon peel. Yield: 10 servings (3/4 cup each).
Originally published as Spiced Ambrosia Punch in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2011, p86

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 115 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 14mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.

  • 3-1/2 cups apple cider or juice
  • 3 cups apricot nectar
  • 1 cup peach nectar or additional apricot nectar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh gingerroot
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 8 whole cloves
  • Orange slices and lemon peel strips, optional
  1. In a 3- or 4-qt. slow cooker, combine first seven ingredients. Place cinnamon sticks, ginger, orange peel and cloves on a double thickness of cheesecloth. Gather corners of cloth to enclose seasonings; tie securely with string. Add to slow cooker.
  2. Cook, covered, on low until flavors are blended, 3-4 hours. Discard spice bag. Serve warm. If desired, garnish with orange slices and lemon peel. Yield: 10 servings (3/4 cup each).
Originally published as Spiced Ambrosia Punch in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2011, p86

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