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This scrumptious nonalcoholic punch adds pear, cranberries and vanilla to the traditional hot cider.

Prep: 15 minutes | Total Time: 50 minutes
  • 1 cup
  • 1/2 cup
  • 1 2-inch piece
    fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
  • pears, chopped into bite-size pieces, divided
  • 2 quarts
    apple cider
  • lemon, halved and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon
    ground allspice
  • 1 cup
    fresh cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons
    vanilla extract
  1. Combine water, sugar, ginger and 1 pear in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Strain out the solids and return the mixture to the pan.
  2. Add the remaining pears, cider, lemon and allspice and heat over medium-high heat, stirring often, for 15 minutes.
  3. Add cranberries and vanilla and reduce the heat to medium-low (the liquid should be simmering, not boiling). Let simmer for 10 minutes more. Serve in heat-safe mugs.


Nutritional Information

Makes: 10 servings, about 1 cup each
  • Calories169
  • Fat0 g
    • Saturated fat0 g
  • Cholesterol0 mg
  • Carbohydrates42 g
    • Dietary fiber2 g
  • Protein0 g
  • Sodium2 mg
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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