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My mulling blend is a merry combination of sugar and spice and a nice touch of citrus peel. Use it to flavor pancakes or waffles, wines or cider and even as a spice blend for poached apples.—Cindy Fuller, Forest City, North Carolina
Recommended: 28 Slow Cooker Drinks
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons dried grated lemon peel
  • 2 teaspoons dried orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 215 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 22mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (53g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.


  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor; cover and process until blended. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 1 year.
  2. Mulling Spices may be used to prepare the following recipes: Holiday Spice Pancakes, Mulled Red Wine and Mulled Wine-Poached Apples. Yield: about 2 cups.
Originally published as Mulling Spices in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2012, p86

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