Spiced Mulled Wine

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Spiced Mulled WineRecipe

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower

Oven-drying orange slices gives them a longer shelf life, which is ideal for gift-giving. For a sweet homespun touch, hand-write the recipe on an old-fashioned recipe card.

Serves 10 (serving size: 1/2 cup)


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1 large orange, cut crosswise into 1/8-inch-thick slices
Cooking spray
10 black peppercorns
5 whole cloves
4 cardamom pods, lightly crushed
3 whole allspice
2 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks
1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup orange juice
2 (750-milliliter) bottles zinfandel or other fruity dry red wine


Hands-on: 15 Minutes
Total: 3 Hours, 45 Minutes

1. Preheat oven to 200°.

2. Arrange orange slices on a wire rack coated with cooking spray; place rack on a baking sheet. Bake at 200° for 3 hours or until dried.

3. Combine peppercorns and next 5 ingredients on a double layer of cheesecloth. Gather edges of cheesecloth together; tie securely.

4. Combine orange slices, spice sachet, sugar, orange juice, and wine in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Heat just to a simmer (do not boil). Reduce heat to low, and simmer 30 minutes. Discard sachet.

Created date

November 2014

Nutritional Information

Calories 172
Fat 0.1 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 0.0 g
Carbohydrate 15 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 3 mg
Sodium 1 mg
Calcium 10 mg