4 – 6
Prep time:
10 minutes
Cooking time:
20 minutes
Level of Difficulty:
Induction or FlameSelect® gas cooktop


1/4 cup caster sugar
1½ cups water
2 cinnamon sticks
6 cloves
2 star anise
4 whole allspice
½ vanilla bean, halved lengthwise
4 pieces each, orange, lemon & lime peel
1 red apple, skin on – chopped
750ml fruity red wine (such as merlot)


Place the caster sugar and water in a large saucepan & stir over a Induction level 4 or FlameSelect® level 5 until sugar is dissolved.

Add the cinnamon sticks, spices, vanilla bean & peel and bring to the boil on induction level 9 or FlameSelect® level 9. Reduce heat and boil the mixture gently until reduced by half. Cool, then strain.

Return the strained syrup to the saucepan, add the apple & the red wine. Warm gently on Induction level 3 or FlameSelect®  level 4. Ladle into glasses for serving.

Authors Bio:

Bridget has worked in the home appliance industry for more than 15 years. She loves to cook & really enjoys working with customers to help them select appliances to best suit their needs as well as following up with further instruction when the appliances are installed.

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