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Warm Spiced Cider Punch

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. Cook: 4 hours

Makes

8 servings

This is a nice warm-up punch. I like to serve it when there is a nip in the air. The aroma of the apple cider, orange juice and spices as the punch simmers in the slow cooker is wonderful. —Susan Smith, Forest, Virginia
Warm Spiced Cider Punch Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 4 cups apple cider or unsweetened apple juice
  • 2-1/4 cups water
  • 1 can (6 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • Optional: Orange slices and additional cinnamon sticks

Directions

  1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the apple cider, water, orange juice concentrate, nutmeg and ginger. Place cloves and cinnamon sticks on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with string to form a bag. Place bag in slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until heated through. Remove and discard spice bag. Garnish with orange slices and additional cinnamon sticks if desired.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 94 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 14mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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