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Spiced Pear Sangria

Spiced Pear Sangria
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Yields
6 servings

This gorgeously golden riff on classic sangria features pear juice mulled with cinnamon, cloves, star anise, and cardamom spiked with cognac and mixed with orange wine. With a flavor profile fit for the holidays and an easily scalable batch-made format, this spiced sipper is ideal for effortless festive entertaining.

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ingredients

1
cup pear juice
1
cinnamon stick
4
star anise pods
6
green cardamom pods
8
whole cloves
1
orange, sliced
1
knob ginger, sliced
2
Bartlett pears
cup cognac
¾
bottle orange wine
2
Tbsp honey
½
cup pomegranate arils
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directions

Step 1

Pour the pear juice into a small saucepan. Add the cinnamon stick, star anise, cardamom, cloves, half of the orange slices, and the ginger. Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Simmer over very low heat for 30 minutes.

Pear juice mixture in a saucepan
Step 2

Strain the juice and transfer it to the fridge. Chill for at least 1 hour. This can be made up to a week in advance.

Step 3

When ready to serve, slice 1 pear into rounds and dice the other. Fill a large glass pitcher with ice. Add the mulled pear juice, cognac, wine, and honey. Stir to combine.

Step 4

Garnish the pitcher with the remaining orange slices, pear slices, diced pear, and pomegranate arils.

Step 5

Pour into wine glasses and serve immediately.

Spiced Pear Sangria in glasses

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