Mulling spices

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Mulling spices

Mulling spices

Vegetarian, <600 Calories

2 Servings, 1 Calories/Serving

10–30 Minutes

Pack these spices in mason jars, wax, or muslin bags and tie with butcher’s twine, and give them along with a bottle of wine or cider. It’s a great hostess gift, for, teachers, and neighbors. The recipe can be doubled or tripled for larger batches if you’ve got lots of gifts to give (just make sure to evenly distribute the orange slices and cinnamon sticks).

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
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  • 1 orange
  • 2-inch knob fresh ginger
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 25 black peppercorns
  • 10 allspice berries
  • 8 Star anise
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 4 cardamom pods

Nutrition per serving

Calories 30, Total Fat 0g (0% DV), Sat. Fat 0g (0% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 0mg (0% DV), Sodium 5mg (0% DV), Total Carb. 7g (3% DV), Fiber 2g (7% DV), Protein 1g


2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use


Prep the orange and ginger

  • Slice the orange crosswise into ¼ inch rounds.
  • Slice the ginger crosswise into 1/8 inch slices.
Line a cookie sheet with a rack, place the orange rounds and ginger slices on the rack, and dry overnight in an oven with the pilot light on (alternatively, heat the oven to 200° and cook them for 2-3 hours or until dried out, flipping them halfway through cooking time).


Mix the spices

Mix four dried orange slices, 8 dried ginger slices, cinnamon, black peppercorns, allspice berries, star anise, whole cloves, and cardamom pods together in a bowl.


Mull the wine or cider

To make mulled wine or cider immediately, add to one bottle of red wine or one quart of cider and bring to simmer over low heat. Continue to simmer, covered, for at least 10 minutes before serving. Serve each cup garnished with one cinnamon stick and one orange slice.