Try the Terrific Tartness of This Cranberry Punch Recipe

This cranberry punch recipe pairs particularly well with favorite charcuterie board items.

Note: this recipe originally appeared in the cookbook, Famous New England Recipes, edited by Dolores Riccio.


  • 4 cups of raw cranberries
  • 4 cups of water
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 2 sticks of cinnamon
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • ½ cup of lemon juice
  • 1 cup of orange juice


  1. Combine the cranberries, water, cloves, and cinnamon sticks in a saucepan.
  2. Bring the ingredients to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes until the cranberries break open.
  3. Add sugar into the mixture, stirring until it dissolves.
  4. Turn off the heat and strain the mixtures.
  5. Add in the lemon and the orange juice, and allow the mixture to cool; should be served chilled.

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