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Catholic Recipe: Glow Wine


  • red table wine, such as claret
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 8 cloves
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • lemon peel, sliced thin and cut into slivers
  • orange slices
  • sugar cubes
  • brandy
  • heavy saucepan
  • heated mugs
  • Details

  • Serves: 6
  • Prep Time: N/A
  • Difficulty: • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 21+
  • Origin:

Flaming desserts make a dramatic nameday treat for children and adults! For adults whose nameday saint has fire as one of his/her symbols, this can be a wonderful part of the celebration


Pour a "fifth" of red table wine, such as claret, into a heavy saucepan, along with 1/4 cup of sugar, 8 cloves, 1 stick of cinnamon, and the peel of a lemon sliced thin and cut into slivers. Cover, and bring almost, but not quite, to a boil.

At serving time, ladle the hot glow wine into heated mugs and garnish each with a slice of orange. On the rim of the mug rest a teaspoon which has been warmed in hot liquid; into it place a lump of sugar and pour over the sugar a little brandy which has been warmed. This lump of sugar is set afire on each mug. Dramatically the glowing wine is brought to the table to honor the nameday person.

Recipe Source: My Nameday — Come for Dessert by Helen McLoughlin, The Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN, 1962
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