Sleigh Driver

Tuesday , 3, December 2013 Leave a comment

Sleigh Driver

This scrumptious nonalcoholic Punch adds Pears.. Cranberries and Vanilla to traditional hot Cider.


  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 2-inch piece fresh Ginger… peeled and sliced
  • 3 Pears..cut into bite-size pieces… divided
  • 2 quarts Apple Cider
  • 1 Lemon.. halved and sliced
  • 1 tbsp. ground Allspice
  • 1 cup fresh Cranberries
  • 2 tbsp. Vanilla extract
  • For kicked up version…add 1/2 cup Rum


  • Combine Water, Sugar, Ginger and 1 Pear in a large saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat.. stirring occasionally. Strain out solids and return the mixture to the pan.
  • Add remaining Pears.. Cider.. Lemon and Allspice.. heat over medium heat.. stirring often.. for 15 minutes.
  • Add Cranberries and Vanilla … reduce the heat to medium-low (the liquid should be simmering, not boiling).
  • Let simmer for 10 minutes more.  ( Add Rum at this point )
  • Serve in heat-safe Mugs with a spoon of fruit in each.

Recipe Courtesy of Eating Well

Sleigh Driver

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