The aroma of this punch tells you that fall is in the air. Make a batch, and your home will have a fragrance that will alert anyone's sense of smell.

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Stud the whole oranges with cloves, and bake for 30 minutes.

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  • In a large saucepan, combine the apple juice and cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in the nutmeg, honey, lemon juice, and pineapple juice.

  • Serve hot in a punch bowl with the 2 clove-studded baked oranges floating on top.

Nutrition Facts

91.3 calories; 0.4 g protein; 22.9 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 5.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2003
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 Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/08/2003
I prepared this for a church group gathering and I was not too happy with the result. I used no sugar added juice which I think made it too tart. I also sliced oranges and put them in the crock pot with the punch. I think that the orange peels gave it somewhat of a bitter taste. It did smell wonderfull when you walked into the house. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
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 Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
Yummy. Just right for the cold season. I added 2 cinnamon sticks and some small cinnamon candies. They melted in the mix turned it red and gave it a wonderful spicy twist to the punch. Highly recomended. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
okay i HATE hot apple cider but not only was this sooo fun to make and extremely easy but everyone loved it (my husband and his friends added some vodka and liked it even more:-) but even i liked it (without the vodka) the pineapple juice make it taste sooooooooooo good thank you!!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/08/2003
I prepared this for a church group gathering and I was not too happy with the result. I used no sugar added juice which I think made it too tart. I also sliced oranges and put them in the crock pot with the punch. I think that the orange peels gave it somewhat of a bitter taste. It did smell wonderfull when you walked into the house. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
We recently made this for a party and it was a huge hit. I know I will be making it at Christmas this year. We didn't use the oranges with the cloves - more because I ran out of time but I don't think it took a single thing away from the taste. I made it on the stove top and then kept it warm in the crock pot - worked wonderfully. We could have easily made another batch and it would have flown out the door I'm sure. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
This punch warms your soul. Perfect for diabetics as it has no sugar but yummy for all your guests. You can feel confident when serving this and oh so easy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
Delicious and aromatic! I served this when I hosted Thanksgiving and it was a huge hit - had 3 requests for the recipe and even people who don't like juice loved it! I did mine in a crock pot and it got soooo full so I floated 4 studded fresh orange slices instead of using whole baked oranges. I've also made this when sick - seems to have medicinal qualities! Read More
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