Amazing Glogg

A glass of this traditional warm, spiced red wine is a great way to greet guests.

Prepare it just before they arrive, to fill your house with the heady scents of the season.



6 green cardamom pods
4 whole cloves
2 strips orange peel
2 cinnamon sticks, (4 inches/10 cm), broken
2 (each 750 mL) dry red wine
1/2 cup (125 mL) halved dried figs
1/2 cup (125 mL) raisins
1/2 cup (125 mL) blanched almonds
1/4 cup (60 mL) packed brown sugar


Place cardamom, cloves, orange peel and cinnamon sticks on 4-inch (10 cm) square of double-thickness cheesecloth; bring ends up and tie with string.In large saucepan, bring wine, figs, raisins, almonds, sugar and spice bag just to simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. (Make-ahead: Cover and set aside for up to 2 hours. Rewarm to serve.)

Servings: 12

Nutritional Info

approx. per serving

  • cal143
  • pro2 g
  • total fat3 g
  • sat. fat
  • carb18 g
  • fibre2 g
  • chol0 mg
  • sodium12 mg
  • %RDI
  • calcium4%
  • iron9%
  • vit A
  • vit C2%
  • folate2%


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