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Hot Apple Punch

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. Cook: 35 min.

Makes

2 quarts

With its soothing cinnamon seasoning, this fresh and flavorful apple punch is a must for Christmastime.
Hot Apple Punch Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 cinnamon sticks (about 3 inches each), broken
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 6 whole allspice or 2 whole nutmeg
  • 2 quarts apple juice
  • Additional cinnamon sticks, optional

Directions

  1. Place the cinnamon sticks, cloves and allspice on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up the corners and tie with string to form a bag. Place in a large saucepan with apple juice (or place loose spices in pan and strain before serving). Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove spice bag. Serve punch hot in mugs. Garnish with cinnamon sticks if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 119 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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