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Spiced Cider Punch

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. + chilling Cook: 5 min.

Makes

12 servings (about 3-1/4 quarts)

I’ve shared this recipe with many friends. It never wears out its welcome and is so easy to make. It’s also delicious warm. —Charles Piatt, Little Rock, Akansas
Spiced Cider Punch Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 bottle (64 ounces) apple cider or juice, divided
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1 liter ginger ale, chilled
  • Orange slices, optional

Directions

  1. Place sugar, spices and 1 cup cider in a saucepan; cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; stir in juice concentrate until melted.
  2. Transfer to a large pitcher. Stir in remaining cider. Refrigerate, covered, until cold.
  3. To serve, pour cider mixture into a punch bowl. Stir in ginger ale. If desired, garnish with orange slices.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 217 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 25mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (50g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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