Ponche con Vino Tinto
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Ponche con Vino Tinto

Por Kiwilimón - Diciembre 2011
Delicioso Ponche de frutas y vino tinto elaborado con productos H-E-B. Para ver más detalles de la receta e imágenes, aquí.


  • 25 Tejocotes
  • 15 Guayabas
  • 3 Naranjas
  • 1/2 Taza de Pasas (uva pasa)
  • 4 Manzanas
  • 1/2 Botella de Vino tinto
  • 6 Rajass de Canela
  • 2 Clavos de olor
  • Azúcar morena marca Hill Country Fare
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