Thursday, January 31, 2008

Warm Spiced Wine

6 cups dry red wine
1 cup white sugar
3 whole dried dessert figs
1 granny smith apple, quartered
1 orange, quartered
1 x 3 inch cinnamon stick
1 vanilla bean, split
3 whole cloves
2 tbs brandy

Combine wine, sugar, figs, apple, orange, cinnamon, vanilla and cloves in a large saucepan and bring to the boil over high heat. Gently boil, stirring occasionally, for 12 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly.
Remove from heat. Stir in brandy and cover with foil. Set aside for 10 minutes to develop the flavours.
Strain through a sieve into a serving bowl. Ladle into glasses and serve.

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