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Very Merry Punch

Very Merry Punch
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There was a time when every household had its own recipe for spiced hot-wine punch. Folks would roam from house to house testing each one. With the blend of flavors in this punch, revelers might never move on to other houses on the block.

Prep: 10 minutes | Total Time: 25 minutes
  • 1 1/2 cups
  • 1 cup
    packed light brown sugar
  • 2 750-ml bottles
    hearty red wine, preferably Cabernet Sauvignon
  • apple, sliced
  • orange, halved and sliced
  • 1 cup
    pineapple chunks, fresh or canned
  • whole star anise
  • 1/2 cup
    orange curaçao
  1. Place water and brown sugar in a Dutch oven. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, until the sugar has dissolved, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add wine, apple, orange, pineapple and star anise. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in orange curaçao and cook for 5 minutes more. Discard star anise. Serve the punch in heat-safe wineglasses or coffee cups, spooning a little fruit into each glass.


Nutritional Information

Makes: 12 servings, about 3/4 cup each
  • Calories199
  • Fat0 g
    • Saturated fat0 g
  • Cholesterol0 mg
  • Carbohydrates27 g
    • Dietary fiber1 g
  • Protein0 g
  • Sodium11 mg
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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