Spiced Ambrosia Punch

Source: 
Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Time: 
3hr
Prep Time: 
Serves: 
10
Ingredients: 
  • 3-1/2 cups apple cider or juice
  • 3 cups apricot nectar
  • 1 cup peach nectar or additional apricot nectar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh gingerroot
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 8 whole cloves
  • Orange slices and lemon peel strips, optional
Directions: 
  1. In a 3- or 4-qt. slow cooker, combine first seven ingredients.
  2. Place cinnamon sticks, ginger, orange peel and cloves on a double thickness of cheesecloth. Gather corners of cloth to enclose seasonings; tie securely with string. Add to slow cooker.
  3. Cook, covered, on low until flavors are blended, 3-4 hours.
  4. Discard spice bag. Serve warm. If desired, garnish with orange slices and lemon peel.
Notes: 

3/4 cup: 115 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 14mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.