Mandarins in mulled cherry juice

The regal appearance of this dish at the Christmas table will certainly make a big impact and a refreshing change after the more traditional puddings at this time of the year.

This recipe is egg free This recipe is dairy free This recipe is gluten free This recipe is wheat free Suitable for vegans Nut free
Preparation notes

Serves 6


12 mandarins, left whole
1.2 litres cherry juice
3 cloves
2 sticks of cinnamon, 8cm in length
4 tsp brown sugar
½ tsp arrowroot

  1. Peel the mandarins and remove as much of the pith as possible.

  2. Empty the cherry juice into a pan with the cloves, cinnamon and sugar. Gently heat up but be careful not to boil. Place the whole peeled mandarins into the pan for 1 minute. Remove and put into a serving bowl.

  3. Mix the arrowroot with a small amount of water to form a paste. 

  4. Add the arrowroot mix to the hot juice, mix until this thickens.

  5. Remove from the heat and pour over the mandarins.
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