Simply Spiced Sangria

What you’ve all been waiting for…the Sangria recipe we made at the Metro Cooking & Entertaining Show!!! Enjoy all!!

Simply Spiced Sangria
  • 2 apples (sliced)
  • 1/2 cup cranberries
  • 1/2 cup dried figs
  • 1 plum (sliced)
  • 1 bottle of Zinfandel or Syrah
  • 1 cup spiced simple syrup

Put all the fruit in a pitcher. Break a few of the cranberries to release the juices in the pitcher. Add the wine, then add the spiced simple syrup to taste. Stir. Refrigerate 2 -4 hours, but best if refrigerated overnight.

Spiced Simple Syrup
    • 2 cups water
    • 2 cups sugar
    • 3 cinnamon sticks
    • 8 allspice berries
    • 6 cloves
    • 3 whole star anise pods

In a saucepan, combine water, sugar, cinnamon sticks, allspice berries, cloves and star anise pods and bring to a boil. Continue to simmer while stirring and dissolving sugar. Boil until reduced a bit and slightly syrupy, about 15 minutes. Let simple syrup cool, strain and store in a glass jar in refrigerator.