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Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins
This is a wonderful punch to make during the holidays. It is so fragrant it will make everyone in the home come running for a glass! It is not only a great smelling beverage, but it also looks so nice in a punch bowl. Perfect for holiday dinners or just sitting around a cozy fire.
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- Stud the whole oranges with cloves, and bake for 30 minutes. Be sure to put them on a lined baking sheet.
- In a large saucepan, combine the apple juice and cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium and simmer for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in nutmeg, honey, lemon juice, and pineapple juice.
- Serve hot in punch bowl with the 2 clove-studded baked oranges floating on top.
I made this for a birthday celebration in honor of my mom and everyone LOVED it! It truly was perfect for her October birthday. I doubled the recipe and managed to have a small pitcher leftover, which I stored in the refrigerator. The punch tasted great warmed up for several days after the birthday party... now, we're ready for the next celebration so that we can make this awesome punch again!