This scrumptious nonalcoholic punch adds pear, cranberries and vanilla to the traditional hot cider. Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2009

A.J. Rathbun


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • Add the remaining pears, cider, lemon and allspice and heat over medium-high heat, stirring often, for 15 minutes.

  • 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.


Make Ahead Tip: Let cool, cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Reheat on the stovetop over low heat or in the microwave on Medium.

Nutrition Facts

169 calories; 0.1 g total fat; 2 mg sodium. 60 mg potassium; 41.5 g carbohydrates; 1.7 g fiber; 37 g sugar; 0.2 g protein; 18 IU vitamin a iu; 6 mg vitamin c; 3 mcg folate; 9 mg calcium; 4 mg magnesium;