Wine to Warm You

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  • Makes: 22 servings
  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Slow Cook: 4 hrs to 5 hrs (low) or 2 to 2 1/2 hours (high)
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Wine to Warm You
Ingredients
1
orange
1
lemon
4
3
inches stick cinnamon, broken
8
whole allspice
8
whole cloves
1
750 milliliter bottle Bordeaux or Beaujolais wine
4
cups water
1
12 ounce can frozen pineapple-orange juice concentrate
1/2
cup brandy
1/2
cup sugar
1/4
cup Triple Sec
 
Orange slices
 
Cinnamon sticks
Directions
  1. Using a vegetable peeler, cut wide strips of peel from the orange and lemon, avoiding the white pith underneath. Juice the orange and lemon.
  2. For a spice bag, cut a a 6-inch square from a double thickness of 100%-cotton cheesecloth. Place lemon peel, orange peel, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves in the center of the cloth. Bring the corners together and tie closed with 100%-cotton kitchen string.
  3. In a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker, combine wine, the water, juice concentrate, brandy, sugar, Triple Sec, citrus juices, and spice bag.
  4. Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Remove spice bag and discard. Garnish each serving with orange slices and/or cinnamon sticks.
Nutrition Facts (Wine to Warm You)
    Per serving:
  • 103 kcal cal.,
  • 8 mg sodium,
  • 15 g carb.,
  • 12 g sugar
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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