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An aromatic blend of spices flavor this superb wine-based beverage. It is served warmed and it's sweet fruity taste will warm you to your toes. This traditional Scandinavian recipe is serve during the holidays.—Sue Brown, West Bend, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. Cook: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings (3/4 cup each)

Ingredients

  • 4 cups port wine or apple cider, divided
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 orange peel strips (3 inches)
  • 3 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 5 slices fresh peeled gingerroot
  • 5 cardamom pods
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 4 cups apple cider or juice
  • 1/2 cup blanched almonds
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine 3 cups wine, cranberries, brown sugar, orange peel, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and cloves. Cook over medium heat until berries pop, about 15 minutes. Mash slightly and cook 10 minutes longer.
  • Strain and discard pulp, orange peel and spices. Return mixture to pan; stir in the cider, almonds, raisins and remaining wine. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 229 calories, 5g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 22mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.

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