EATINGWELL: Very Merry Punch
Very Merry Punch. (Ken BurrisEatingWell / December 12, 2013)
Very Merry Punch
Makes 12 servings, about 3/4 cup each.
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 (750-ml) bottles hearty red wine, preferably cabernet sauvignon
1 apple, sliced
1 orange, halved and sliced
1 cup pineapple chunks, fresh or canned
4 whole star anise
1/2 cup orange Curacao
Place water and brown sugar in a Dutch oven. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, until the sugar has dissolved, about 2 minutes.
Add wine, apple, orange, pineapple and star anise. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for 10 minutes.
Stir in orange Curacao and cook for 5 minutes more. Discard star anise. Serve the punch in heat-safe wineglasses or coffee cups, spooning a little fruit into each glass.
Per serving: 199 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 27 g carbohydrate; 0 g protein; 1 g fiber; 11 mg sodium; 234 mg potassium
2 Carbohydrate Servings
Exchanges: 2 other carbohydrates, 1 alcohol equivalent
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