Cooking Light
Active Time
10 Mins
Total Time
3 Hours 40 Mins
Serves 16 (serving size: about 1/2 cup)

Prepare this easy party punch in advance, and the fragrant aroma will fill your house while it cooks. During the party, you can serve your guests hot brew directly from the slow cooker. Thinly slice small apples crosswise and remove the seeds for an attractive garnish.

How to Make It

Combine water, apple juice, cranberry juice, 1 apple, tea bags, sugar, and 3 cinnamon sticks in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low until fragrant, 31/2 to 4 hours. Stir gently; remove and discard cooked apple slices, tea bags, and 3 cinnamon sticks. Stir in bourbon and serve warm. Garnish with additional apple slices and cinnamon sticks, if desired.

Also appeared in: Cooking Light, September, 2021,Soups & Stews