2 pears, diced 2 apples, diced 1 cup fresh cranberries 1 bay leaf 5 sage leaves 3 sprigs thyme 1/2 cup brandy or Calvados 1 cup cranberry juice 1 cup apple cider 1 orange, sliced 1 cinnamon stick 5 allspice berries 1 bottle red or white wine
1. Add the pears, apples, cranberries, and herbs to a Dutch oven and muddle.
2. Add the brandy, cranberry juice, cider, orange, cinnamon, allspice, and stir while bringing to a simmer. Add the wine and stir.
3. Remove from heat and serve warm in rimmed goblet or mug.
*To make rimming sugar (optional): In a small shallow plate or saucer, add 1 tsp each of light brown sugar, ground cinnamon, ground allspice, grated dehydrated orange peel, Ancho chili powder. Stir to combine. Rub 1 slice of apple around the rim of serving mugs and dip into the rim mixture to coat.