Ingredients

  • 1 medium red apples
  • 1 Quart apple cider
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 Teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1/2 Cup California raisins
  • Orange slices
  • Lemon slices
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice

Procedure

Core apples; slice into 1/2-inch rings. In Dutch oven combine cider, cinnamon, cloves, apple rings and raisins. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer 5 to 8 minutes until apples are just tender. Add fruit slices and lemon juice. Pour into punch bowl. Ladle into large mugs, including an apple ring, some raisins, spices and citrus slices in each serving. Serve with spoons.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 130 (Calories from Fat 2%); Total Fat 0 ( Saturated Fat 0; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 0; Sodium 10; Potassium 334; Total Carbohydrate 34; Dietary Fiber 2; Sugars 31; Protein 1; Calcium 19; Iron 1;

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Raisins are excellent food choices for most individuals, including those with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).
- James W. Anderson, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Emeritus, University of Kentucky.