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Hot Spiced Wine Recipe

Hot Spiced Wine Recipe

My friends, family and I enjoy this spiced wine during cold-winter gatherings. This warm drink will be especially pleasing to people who enjoy dry red wines.—Noel Lickenfelt, Bolivar, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 2 bottles (750 milliliters each) dry red wine
  • 3 medium tart apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Directions

  • 1. Place cinnamon sticks and cloves on a double thickness of cheesecloth. Gather corners of cloth to enclose seasonings; tie securely with string.
  • 2. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine remaining ingredients. Add spice bag. Cook, covered, on low 4-5 hours or until heated through. Discard spice bag. Serve warm. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 232 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.