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    Mulled Cranberry and Apple

    This fragrant dessert with its subtle spices and refreshingly tart cranberries can be made up to 24 hours in advance, saving you a lot of time on one of the busiest days of the year.

    • Vegetarian
    • Christmas
    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 10 minutes
    • Total time: 20 minutes 20 minutes

    Serves: 8

    Ingredients

    • 500ml freshly squeezed orange juice
    • 150ml ginger wine
    • 4cm piece root ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
    • 50g golden caster sugar
    • 2 cinnamon sticks, halved
    • 6 Bart Star Anise
    • 6 red apples, such as Braeburn or Royal Gala
    • 125g fresh cranberries

    Method

    1. Place the orange juice, ginger wine, root ginger, sugar and spices in a large pan and bring to the boil.
    2. Meanwhile, quarter and core the apples and cut each section into 3-4 wedges. Add the apples and cranberries to the pan, return to the boil and simmer gently for 5 minutes.
    3. Remove from the heat and leave to infuse for at least an hour before serving with Waitrose Vanilla Ice Cream. Cook's Tips If you are giving this dessert to children, simply replace the ginger wine with more orange juice.
    4. Alternatively, tempt them with a bowl of Waitrose Vanilla Ice Cream drizzled with tangy James White coulis such as Blackcurrant or Raspberry Coulis.

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    Cook's tips

    If you are giving this dessert to children, simply replace the ginger wine with more orange juice.

    Alternatively, tempt them with a bowl of Waitrose Vanilla Ice Cream drizzled with tangy James White coulis such as Blackcurrant or Raspberry Coulis.

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