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Fresh Cranberry Punch

Rated as 4.82 out of 5 Stars

"One of the best things about holiday cooking is the aromas that drift through the whole house! To me, it wouldn't be Christmas without the tang of oranges, cinnamon and cloves in the air-just what you'll smell as this fresh cranberry punch is simmering. To get the brightest red color in your punch, be sure to pick out the reddest of the fresh berries as you clean them."
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30 m servings
Original recipe yields 25 servings


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  1. In Dutch oven or large kettle, combine cranberries, water, cloves and cinnamon. Bring to boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer 12-15 minutes. Strain cooked juice through fine sieve or cheese cloth, squeezing gently. To strained juice, add orange juice, lemon juice and sugar; stir until sugar dissolves. Serve piping hot.


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Monster hit!! We made it into a cold punch. It was supposed to be for the kids, but the adults added Vodka into their own drinks. The kids wondered why the punch dissappeared so fast. VERY easy ...

I had this at a cookie decorating party, and it was SO delicious I had to come home and find it right away! And I don't even like cranberries!

A huge hit at our Thanksgiving feast! I substituted 1 quart of water with unsweetened tea (which I added after I strained the cranberries) The tea added a little richer flavor. I am making anoth...

This was delicious. Super easy and relatively healthy. I would use a little less sugar as I thought it was a little sweet. Otherwise fantastic!

This recipe has become a holiday favorite. I love this punch both hot and cold. It is so easy and so delicious. We bring it to all the family events and work potlucks. My husband and even th...

reminds me of a recipe my mom got from Current (stationery company) years ago. i didn't have lemons so used limes. second time i made it, i used 1/2 splenda for the sugar.

This was really great! I like the idea of making your own fresh cranberry juice. I recommend using fresh squeezed orange juice and lemon juice also. I used fresh cranberries. It makes a whol...

This was a really great punch recipe for Thanksgiving. It was actually very easy to make and tasted quite good. The kids enjoyed it especially.

This was very good, but a little too sweet for my taste. I would call it more of a cider than a punch.