Autumn Harvest Punch





Happy Fall Y'all!  It is finally Fall and I am super excited about it. I love everything about Fall. The cooler weather, the changing leaves, pumpkins, apples, Halloween, Thanksgiving....I could go on and on about Fall. I am so thankful to live in a part of the country that gets to experience the changing seasons. So while everyone is going crazy over pumpkin spice everything, I am excited about everything apples. I think the poor apple gets so overlooked and neglected this time of year. 








Last year while trying to find a local apple orchard to be able to take family photos, I realized there are none around.  How can that be?  A decent apple orchard is at least a couple hours away in the mountains. That made me really sad. Sometimes traveling is just not an option for us. 




When my sister and her husband were married they served an apple punch at their wedding reception. They had a nice Fall wedding and I am telling you, we couldn't keep the punch bowl filled. Everyone kept coming back for more. We had made it so many times that day it was crazy. It was surely a hit. My sister still has the recipe but I decided to recreate something similar for all of you to enjoy. 

 


Just the right amount of sweet with a little bit a tartness. 

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Autumn Harvest Punch

1 64 oz bottle of apple juice
1 frozen orange juice concentrate
1/2 bottle of cranberry juice
1 cup of pear nectar
Ice

Sliced apples and pears for decoration
Optional: Ginger ale or lemon lime soda to create a little fizz


Dump the apple juice, orange juice concentrate, cranberry juice, and pear nectar into a large pitcher or punch bowl. Stir to combine. Add ice and fruit slices and soda if using. Enjoy!  



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14 comments:

  1. I featured you in a recent blog post: http://life8oh2.com/autumn-inspired-cocktails/ !
    This looks so yummy, I need to try it ASAP!

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  2. What an amazing post on autumn parties. I heard a lot about such parties and it’s my desire to attend this annual fest at least once. Right now we are finding some good Chicago wedding venues for our cousin’s wedding.

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  3. WOW! My mouth is watering just reading the ingredient list. Sounds fabulous! I love all things apple in the fall too.

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  4. I'm so excited to find this recipe! Our in-law's 65th wedding anniversary is this week, and we will serve this at the reception we are hosting next Saturday! I wonder if I can trouble you for more specific amounts on the orange juice and cranberry juice. A small OJ Concentrate? And 1/2 of what size bottle of cranberry juice? Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe!

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    1. Hey there Laura! How sweet that you will be serving this at the party! The orange juice is just a basic frozen orange juice concentrate. The cranberry juice is the same size as the apple juice (64 oz) and I just use half. Depending on how many people you will be serving, make sure you have extra so you can throw some together because this is well loved by all. We served a similar one at my sisters wedding reception and just kept adding to the punch bowl. I wish your in-laws many more happy years together. If you want to give it a little fizz, add some lemon lime soda or some ginger ale.

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    2. Just to update, this punch was a huge hit! We will use it again! Thanks again for sharing the recipe!

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    3. Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to let me know how it turned out! So glad everyone loved it!!

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  5. Is there anything I can use in place of the pear nectre?

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    1. Hi there Nicole, I have not used anything but the pear nectar but the ingredients are so good, you may not even notice if you decide to leave it out.

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  6. How neat that you posted about Kauffman's Fruit Farm! I absolutely adore Lancaster county PA! I live in southern NJ, but my husband, kids and I travel out to Lancaster as often as possible. We camp out there during the summers as well. Kauffman's is one of the places we hit every time we are in Lancaster. They have a great selection of bulk items, an online store and their fruit is wonderful! In case you haven't already been, next time you are in the Lancaster area, make sure you stop in at the Bird-In-Hand Bakery and Cafe. It's just down the road a piece from Kauffman's, and they have the most wonderful homemade ice creams, sandwiches and cakes - the vanilla layer cake with raspberry filling is to die for! Bird-in-Hand also has a restaurant and a farmer's market in the vicinity as well - can't miss with either. Think I'm gonna have to mosey back out to Lancaster myself - all this talk about food has me hungry! Will pick up some of that Kauffman's cider while out there, to make this punch. Can you clarify which size OJ is needed? I can get either 6 oz or 12 oz at my local market. My family has an upcoming trip to Massanutten ski resort in Virginia. We will be there with some family and friends, and we all take turns hosting a breakfast and a dinner while we're there. I would love to serve this punch. It looks so pretty and the ingredients sound wonderful! Thank you for the recipe - I love your site!

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    1. Thanks Sharon, I have visited but it has been many years. I hope to venture back sometime soon. The orange juice is the 12 oz container. Hope you love this punch!

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  7. Hi, I found your recipe from a post on Christy Jordan's Southern Plate. I;m thrilled to find your punch recipe. I get tired of having the same punch at every gathering and am always looking to find new ideas. I love your page and wish you much success.

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    1. Hey there Barbara, we are so glad you stopped by. This punch will be served at our sons wedding next month. Hope you enjoy!

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