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Ponche Navideno

Ponche Navideno


  • 18 cups water
  • 2 cups Dixie Crystals Dark Brown Sugar
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 cup dried hibiscus flowers
  • 3 apples, diced
  • 3 pears, diced
  • 1 cup raisins
  • Garnish: sliced apples, sliced pears, and cinnamon sticks
  • Brandy or tequila reposado, optional


  1. Place water, dark brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, and dried hibiscus leaves in a stockpot.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and stir until all sugar is dissolved.
  3. With a slotted spoon remove hibiscus leaves. Add apples, pears, and raisins. Simmer for an additional 30 minutes.
  4. Serve warm garnished with apples, pear, and cinnamon sticks.
  5. To spike: Add 1/2 ounce brandy or tequila reposado to each mug, stir.
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Recipe developed for Dixie Crystals by Vianney Rodriguez @sweetlifebake.com