Ginger-Pear Punch

Adding a touch of sparkling water at the end will make this punch even more refreshing.

Serves: 12Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 5 hours 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 12


  • 6 cups water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1" piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 6 pears, peeled and diced


  • Into a 4-quart slow cooker, add the water, sugar, ginger, and pears.
  • Cover and cook on low heat for 3 hours.
  • Allow the punch to cool slightly. Using an immersion blender or regular blender, puree the cooked pears and liquid. Pour into a container and chill in the refrigerator at least 2 hours.
  • Ladle the chilled punch into punch cups.