Mulled Wine Dessert Cups

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Intro: Mulled Wine Dessert Cups

I've been seeing "wine gummies" pop up on pinterest lately and wanted to try a new spin on it. This is a super easy recipe you could use as a dessert, or as a fun companion to a classy cheese plate. Sweet, with just enough booze to loosen things up for a romantic evening!

*Thanks to everyone who voted and got this recipe a Runner Up award in the Date Night Dinners contest. I really wasn't expecting this one to take off. There were a lot of very beautiful and tasty looking treats in that challenge. I'm hoping some of you tried it anddiscovered how delicious it is!

Step 1: You Will Need...

Recipe makes 2 servings

1 Cup Red Wine (your choice)

1 pkg Orange Gelatin

2 TBSP Honey

1 tsp Vanilla extract

2-3 dashes of ground cloves

Tools: Saucepan, measuring cup, measuring spoons, stirring utensil, shallow glass pan, small cups/dishes for serving

Step 2: You Make Me Hot

Combine all ingredients EXCEPT the gelatin in a saucepan.

Heat on Low. Do not boil. You're just heating it enough to liquify the honey and ensure even distribution of all ingredients throughout.

Whisk to mix.

Step 3: We Gel Together

Now add your orange gelatin 1 TBSP at a time.

Pour in a TBSP.

Whisk/ stir until dissolved before adding the next portion of gelatin.

Do this 4 times. You'll notice you're mixture gets a little more vibrant with each dose of orange and you'll really start to smell the yumminess!

Step 4: Playing Hard to Get

Once all gelatin portions have been added and are dissolved/ mixed in, pour the liquid into your shallow glass pan.

Here's the hard part: Refrigerate at least 2 hrs.

Your mixture will set into a gelatin dessert state.

*Note: If you have a kids, you might want to tuck this in the back or label it "only for grown ups". The last thing you need if you're trying to have a romantic night in is a missing dessert and a couple of crunk toddlers.

Step 5: Let's Spoon!

When the dessert is set, spoon into your chosen serving dishes or cups.

Garnish with a small wedge of orange, or give it a quick chocolate drizzle.

This tastes just like a cozy mulled wine and is sure to be a unique addition to any V-Day dinner. Perfect for a treat by a romantic fireside or as a fun alternative to mimosas at brunch! I am totally guilty of having a few spoonfuls for breakfast today....

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    2 Discussions


    3 years ago

    If you spray the glass bowl with a thin coat of cooking oil it doesn't stick.

    1 reply

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    Yes--Thanks for the tip! I had thought about doing so but wanted to taste my mulled wine experiment totally un-compromised for this first go around. Sometimes my spray olive oil leaves a tiny bit of flavor. I'll spray the next batch to see how it goes.