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Hot Spiced Berry Punch

I like to make punch in the slow cooker for parties. Add a splash of bourbon or whisky for an adult crowd. It’s also superb for poaching pears.—Judy Batson, Tampa, FL
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2 hours
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 4 cups frozen unsweetened mixed berries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 6 whole star anise
  • 8 cups cranberry-raspberry juice
  • Mixed fresh berries, optional


  • In a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker, combine the first five ingredients. Cook, covered, on low 2-3 hours or until heated through. Strain punch, discarding fruit and spices. If desired, serve with fresh berries.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup (calculated without fresh fruit): 148 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 8mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.

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