For fireplace-loving romantics, package this mix with pretty mugs, long matches and logs for the fire.
- Portion size 15 servings
- 4 oranges
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons whole cloves
- 1 teaspoon whole allspice
- 4 cardamom pods optional
Peel thin outer rind from oranges. Let rind dry for 3 days at room temperature, or 3 hours in 150°F (65°C) oven, or until brittle. Break into small pieces.
Crush cinnamon sticks. Toss together orange slivers, cinnamon, sugar, cloves and allspice. Divide among 4 squares of doubled cheesecloth.
Add cardamom pod to each (if using). Tie with string. Store in airtight container.