A Yule tradition that can be used to warm up the festivities and brighten spirits all throughout the season!
Gently combine wine, orange juice, brandy, and sugar in a large saucepan and heat over medium-low heat. Stud the washed apple with cloves and float it in the mulled wine mixture, along with orange slices and cinnamon sticks. Keep at a low simmer for about fifteen minutes. Serve from a warm slow cooker or crock, if you have one, or heatproof serving bowl. Let the merrymaking begin!
Excerpted from Cooking by the Seasons, by Karri Ann Allrich