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

A.J. Rathbun
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2009


Recipe Summary

50 mins
Nutrition Profile:


Ingredient Checklist


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; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 41.5g 13% DV; exchange other carbs 3; dietary fiber 1.7g 7% DV; sugars 37.5g; fat 0.1g; saturated fatg; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 18IU; vitamin c 5.9mg 10% DV; folate 2.8mcg 1% DV; calcium 8.9mg 1% DV; iron 0.1mg 1% DV; magnesium 4.4mg 2% DV; potassium 59.9mg 2% DV; sodium 2mg; thiaminmg 1% DV.