3 quarts unsweetened apple cider
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 medium-size unpeeled oranges, cut into
1 lemon, cut into 1/2-inch slices
2 3-inch cinnamon sticks
8 whole cloves
6 whole allspice
6 whole cardamom
3/4 cup Chablis or other dry white wine
Fresh cranberries (optional)
Combine unsweetened apple cider with next
seven ingredients in a large pot; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce
heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Strain mixture; discard fruit and spices.
Add wine and simmer until thoroughly heated. To serve, garnish with
cranberries, if desired. Makes 3 quarts. Punch can also be made
without wine if desired.