Brandied Cranapple Punch


Makes 6 to 8 servings


1-1/2 quarts (6 cups) cranapple juice cocktail
1 small orange, thinly sliced
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
3 cinnamon sticks
12 whole cloves
1 cup brandy or cognac


  1. Combine all ingredients except brandy in a large saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and add brandy. Ladle into mugs, leaving cinnamon sticks and cloves in saucepan; garnish with sliced oranges if desired.


Punch may be prepared in a crockpot. Combine all ingredients except brandy in a large crockpot; cover and turn heat to high until punch is very hot, about 1 hour. Stir in brandy; turn heat to low. Punch may be kept warm and served from crockpot up to 2 hours.

Nutritional Information

Calories 302
Carbohydrate 51 g
Fiber .5 g
Sodium 39 mg

Dietary Exchange

Fruit 4
Fat 1

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