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Warm Spicy Holiday Punch

Cheri Sicard is the author of The Low Carb Restaurant Guide -- Eat Out at America's Favorite Restaurants and Stay on Your Diet (2004, M. Evans) and two other books.

Thanksgiving dessert

Serve this favorite holiday punch warm, garnished with cinnamon sticks. An added bonus is the fabulous way your home will smell while the punch heats.

Thanksgiving dessert

Warm Spicy Holiday Punch


1 quart unsweetened apple juice
1 quart cranberry juice cocktail
1 can (6 oz) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
2 whole cinnamon sticks (additional sticks for garnish, if desired)
8 whole cloves


Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove spices and serve warm.

Makes 9 cups

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