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Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times

With a sly smile, like some mischievous 6-foot-7 Santa Claus, Austrian chef Bernhard Mairinger says he has just dropped off a strudel for L.A.’s best-known Austrian, Wolfgang Puck. Giving a gift of strudel is one of the holiday traditions he ... Read more

Total time: 15 minutes, plus steeping time | Serves 6
  • 2 (750-milliliter) bottles dry red wine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1 whole allspice berry
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 orange, zest and juice
  • 1 apple, diced (preferably Gala)
  • Zest of ¼ lemon

Step 1In a heavy-bottomed pot, combine the red wine, sugar, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, anise, orange zest and juice, apple and lemon zest over high heat. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat. Pour everything into a nonreactive container, cover and set in a cool, dry place for 1 to 2 days. Strain through a fine sieve or chinois into jars or bottles, and refrigerate until ready to drink. Reheat before drinking, and check the acidity of the wine before serving, adding more sugar if desired.

Each serving:
Calories 341; Protein 0; Carbohydrates 40 grams; Fiber 0; Fat 0; Cholesterol 0; Sugar 35 grams; Sodium 10 mg
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