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Hot Spiced Cranberry Punch

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

12 servings (3 quarts)

—Geraldine Evans, Hermosa, South Dakota

Ingredients

  • 8 cups cranberry juice
  • 2-2/3 cups water
  • 1-1/3 cups sugar
  • 16 whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven or large saucepan, combine the cranberry juice, water and sugar; bring to a boil over medium heat. Place cloves on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with string to form a bag. Add the cinnamon, nutmeg and spice bag to the pan. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes.
  2. Discard spice bag. Stir in the orange and lemon juices. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker; keep warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 173 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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