Hands-on Time
15 Mins
Total Time
3 Hours 45 Mins
Serves 10 (serving size: 1/2 cup)

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 200°.

Step 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.

Step 3

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

Step 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.

Chef's Notes

Toasting whole spices releases incredibly robust flavor; however, you can substitute ground dry spices if you'd prefer. About 1/2 teaspoon of the ground version of each spice called for should do the trick.

Ratings & Reviews

Classic mulled wine- delicious!

December 23, 2016
Delicious- I made this with a Bota Box Nighthawk Black blend for a Christmas party. I did increase the spices by about 1/2 (but kept the OJ and sugar ratio as listed). Also, don't try to up the heat for your orange slices to dry faster- they'll burn! :(