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Sleigh Driver


From EatingWell:  November/December 2009

This scrumptious nonalcoholic punch adds pear, cranberries and vanilla to the traditional hot cider.

10 servings, about 1 cup each | Active Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 50 minutes



  1. Combine water, sugar, ginger and 1 pear in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Strain out the solids and return the mixture to the pan.
  2. Add the remaining pears, cider, lemon and allspice and heat over medium-high heat, stirring often, for 15 minutes.
  3. Add cranberries and vanilla and reduce the heat to medium-low (the liquid should be simmering, not boiling). Let simmer for 10 minutes more. Serve in heat-safe mugs.


169 Calories; 0 g Fat; 0 g Sat; 0 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 42 g Carbohydrates; 0 g Protein; 2 g Fiber; 2 mg Sodium; 61 mg Potassium

3 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 fruit, 2 other carbohydrates

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