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Hot Spiced Apple Juice

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 3 hours

Makes

22 servings (3/4 cup each)

This delicious spiced apple cocktail is a must for winter parties. It's a winning alternative to an alcoholic punch. Keep it warm in a slow cooker and it'll keep everyone cozy and happy. —Susan Adams, Victoria, British Columbia

Ingredients

  • 2 bottles (64 ounces each) unsweetened apple juice
  • 20 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 1/3 cup whole cloves
  • 2 medium lemons

Directions

  1. In a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker combine apple juice and cinnamon sticks. Place cloves on a double thickness of cheesecloth or a coffee filter. Gather corners of cloth to enclose cloves; tie securely with string. Add to slow cooker.
  2. Using a citrus zester, remove zest from lemons in long narrow strips. Cut lemons crosswise in half; squeeze juice from lemons. Stir zest and juice into slow cooker.
  3. Cook, covered, on low until heated through, 3-4 hours.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 85 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.

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