Mulled Wine-Poached Apple

The term “mulled” refers to heating wine with sugar and flavoring with a combination of sweet spices. This version features our Cinnamon Plus® Spice Blend, black pepper and orange zest.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup red wine such as Pinot Noir
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon Plus® Spice Blend
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 Granny Smith apple
  • 1/2 cup vanilla frozen yogurt or vanilla ice cream

Directions

  1. Place sugar, wine, orange zest, spice blend and black pepper in (2-qt.) Saucepan; bring to a boil. Meanwhile, peel, core and slice apple using Apple Peeler/Corer/Slicer; cut in half horizontally, forming two continuous spirals. Place apple halves side by side in poaching liquid, tilting pan to coat. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 20 minutes or until apple halves are tender but not falling apart, turning once during cooking.

  2. Remove apple halves from poaching liquid; do not discard liquid. Cover apple halves and refrigerate at least 2 hours or until cold. Meanwhile, increase heat to medium; simmer about 10 minutes or until poaching liquid is reduced to a thick syrup (about 3 tablespoons). Pour syrup into small bowl; cover and refrigerate until cold.

  3. For each serving, arrange apple in a ruffled pattern on serving dish. Serve with a scoop of frozen yogurt; drizzle with reserved syrup.

Yield:

  • 2  servings

Nutrients per serving:

Calories 310, Total Fat 0 g, Saturated Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Carbohydrate 75 g, Protein 3 g, Sodium 390 mg, Fiber 1 g

U.S. Diabetic exchanges per serving:

 5 fruit (5 carb)

Cook's Tips:

The Apple Peeler/Corer/Slicer slices the apple into a continuous spiral for a ruffled effect after the apples are poached. For best results, choose a uniformly shaped, round apple for this recipe.

The best apples to use for this dessert include firm, crisp apples such as Granny Smith, McIntosh or Fuji. Pumpkin pie spice can be substituted for the Cinnamon Plus® Spice Blend, if desired.
 
Cranberry juice can be substituted for the wine, if desired.

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