Spiced Hot Punch

    40 mins

    This hot punch is great for a Christmas or New Year party. It smells as good as it tastes.

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    Serves: 16 

    • 2 oranges
    • 8 whole cloves
    • 1.5 litres apple juice
    • 1 cinnamon stick
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 4 tablespoons honey
    • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 500ml pineapple juice

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C. Stud oranges with cloves, and bake for 30 minutes.
    2. In a large saucepan, combine the apple juice and cinnamon stick. Bring to the boil, reduce heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the nutmeg, honey, lemon juice and pineapple juice.
    3. Serve warm in a punch bowl with the baked clove-studded oranges floating on top.

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    This punch was delicious. I had to double the recipe and ran out of pineapple juice so I added orange juice as well. I also melted about 7 cinnimon hot candies in it just to add a wonderful kick (a trick I learned from pure experimentation years ago). Got 3 calls the next day for the recipe. This one is a keeper. Tammy V, Plano Tx  -  06 Dec 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    We fixed this for our Winter Festival at the school. The floating oranges were a bit forbidding for the kids at first, but everyone changed their minds soon. The aroma from the crockpot drew that parents and their children to the drink. The taste was lighter that a typical spiced cider (actually much better). The cost of the apple juice for our large group was much more affordable than a cider based drink would have been. We loved it and will use it again!  -  03 Jan 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    WOW! I got rave reviews when I made this for a small church function this fall- it smelled SO good, and tasted equally as wonderfull. Not as 'heavy' as a traditional mulled cider, which was nice. I didn't do the orange/whole cloves thingy, but it didn't make the beverage lack for anything. We used a nice glass pitcher and had the two cinnamon sticks in it, which made the drink look very festive. I should've doubled the recipe, and when I make this for Thanksgiving, I'll do that and put it in a coffee carafe {you know, the kind you pump to get the coffee out?} or maybe a crock pot turned on low. What a wonderfull smell that would be in the house!!! THis recipe is easy and pretty inexpensive, which is SO nice--thanks for a good one!  -  21 Nov 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)