Halloween Punch!

Happy Halloween IVgreenhouse followers! We hope you have a very fun & safe one this year! We have to admit we are not HUGELY into Halloween (the complete opposite of Allen’s momma, sorry Tricia, if we were in Fredericksburg we would be partying on down!) However, when my sister, Chloe, sent me the link to this amazing idea for a Halloween inspired punch – I just couldn’t resist it…it’s so cute! (I mean terrifying…errrr right?!) We jazzed it up a bit and made it much more Virginia-fied with the addition of some Bourbon and we have to say this punch is delicious! So warming, smooth & produces the desired effect that you are aiming for when drinking punch! Whats great about this is we have included a non-alcoholic version for any children, momma’s to be and/or designated drivers that may be attending your halloween bash this year! Have fun!!






Halloween Punch
Serves 8
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Prep Time
2 hr
Cook Time
2 hr
Prep Time
2 hr
Cook Time
2 hr
  1. 4 apples
  2. 3 lemons
  3. 8 oz. apple juice
  4. 6 oz. bourbon (replace with non-alcoholic apple cider if you want!)
  5. 4 x 12 oz. bottles of hard cider (replace with ginger ale if you want!)
  6. Cinnamon stick
  7. 3 star Anise
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 250 F
  2. Squeeze the juice of 3 lemons into a bowl
  3. Peel, core and slice your apples in half lengthwise
  4. Place in the lemon juice and make sure to cover all parts.
  5. Have fun cutting faces into your apples with a melon baller & a sharp knife (making sure to put them back in the lemon juice bowl until ready to bake)
  6. Place your finished apples onto a lined baking sheet and bake in the oven for 2 hours.
  7. While your apples are baking, heat a saucepan with your apple juice, cinnamon stick & one star anise - once it has simmered for a few minutes, turn the heat off & let it sit on the stove and infuse for about an hour.
  8. When your baked apples are ready, get them out to cool slightly.
  9. Add your bourbon, hard cider & 2 more star anise into your saucepan
  10. Gently reheat the mixture and pour into a punch bowl
  11. Top with your baked apple faces & serve!
  12. Make sure to put an apple face in each glass for a spooky halloween treat!
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October 29, 2016
November 1, 2016


1 Comment

  1. Chlo

    February 8, 2017

    You made these look amazing! Love them!

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