Spiced Fruit Tea
This fruity beverage is brewed in a slow cooker. Black tea and fruit juice are infused with loads of spicy flavor from a cinnamon- and ginger-filled spice sachet. Serve it to take the chill out of the winter air.
Tips: To break cinnamon sticks, place in a heavy plastic bag and gently pound sticks with the flat side of a meat mallet.
For easy cleanup, line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.
Variation: Saucepan Method: In a large saucepan, combine tea, juice and spice bag. Bring mixture to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
Equipment: 3 1/2- to 4 1/2-quart slow cooker