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Rating: 4.61 stars
38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Bisschopswijn, meaning 'bishop's wine,' is the Dutch version of the German Gluehwein, a hot drink for snowy holidays that makes you glow inside. Don't drink this if you have to drive tonight! Each household has its own variety; this is the one my Dutch neighbors used to make when I was a kid in Amsterdam for Christmas and New Year's Eve.

Recipe Summary

prep:
2 mins
cook:
43 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • In a large saucepan on medium-low heat, combine wine, sugar, and cinnamon. Cut the orange in half, push the cloves into the outside of the orange halves, and place them into the wine.

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  • Heat slowly on low heat for about 30 minutes or until steaming; do not let it boil. Heat your glasses in warm water before serving.

Nutrition Facts

129 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 15.2g; fat 0g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 3.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2003
This recipe is a favourite in our family for cold days and tradtionnal drunk on new years eve. One advice: use a stick of cinnamon, instead of groud cinnamon: it's easy to remove and the smell and taste is better. Instead of what one of the reviews says: don't use wine that is too cheap or young. It urnes into 'vinegar' easily. Read More
(35)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/06/2007
Not a big hit at our Holiday party. A bit too sweet. Read More
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38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2003
This recipe is a favourite in our family for cold days and tradtionnal drunk on new years eve. One advice: use a stick of cinnamon, instead of groud cinnamon: it's easy to remove and the smell and taste is better. Instead of what one of the reviews says: don't use wine that is too cheap or young. It urnes into 'vinegar' easily. Read More
(35)
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2004
We had this on Sinterklaas Day and really enjoyed it (my husband is dutch). We used a cheap burgandy - great use for cheap wine!:) Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2003
Quite delicious. The wine was a lot stronger than I expected-went straight to my head! Great addition at Christmas. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2004
Great for "2 buck chuck". Remove orange after 30 minutes or the wine will turn bitter. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
Really good warm and sweet! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2003
It was very good! Very tasty and easy to make. Each recipe does make about 8 servings and my guests liked it too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2003
Yes this would be very strong the way it is. I am going to make it today but will put in 1/2 as much Apple Juice as wine. (1 1/2 C?) Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2005
Very good even with 2 buck chuck...Heated for 20 minutes used 2 cinnamon sticks...tasted like apple cider with a hint of red wine! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2005
This was soooo good. It disappeared real quick at our Christmas party. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/06/2007
Not a big hit at our Holiday party. A bit too sweet. Read More
(2)