Posted by: reneewildes1 | December 4, 2012


I got this recipe from the “Udderly Delicious Recipes Cookbook (Fine Wisconsin Recipes Presented by The Junior League of Racine).” Racine is where my parents live. This particular recipe was submitted by Lisa Ray Johnson, and is a dramatic holiday drink for anyone w/a crock pot.

6 smallish oranges

1 jar whole cloves

1 gallon apple cider

1 fifth rum

1 fifth peach or apple brandy

1 tsp. cinnamon

¼ tsp. ground cloves

¼ tsp. nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350. Stud the oranges with whole cloves ~½-inch apart—the more the merrier! Bake spiced oranges on cookie sheet in oven for 1 hour. In a large kettle heat the apple cider on the stovetop. Place baked oranges in bottom of crockpot, set on lowest setting. Sprinkle with cinnamon, ground cloves & nutmeg. Add rum to the hot apple cider. Pour brandy over the oranges and—this is the best part—IGNITE. There will be a beautiful blue flame and the oranges will sizzle. Immediately douse with the rum/apple cider mixture to extinguish the flames. Serve hot.

(a note from the back of the cookbook:

“The Junior League of Racine Wisconsin, Inc. reaches out to all young women regardless of race, creed, religion or national origin who demonstrate an interest in and a commitment to voluntarism. It is an international organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.”)

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  2. This sounds divine! I’m going to make this for Christmas. Thanks!

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  4. Ooh! Gotta try this! It sounds awesome.

  5. Renee, this sounds like a keeper, since I LOVE rum drinks of any kind. Yummy 😉

  6. Fire and alcohol? What a combo. Do you peel the oranges at any point of this process?

    • Nope – no peeling – you roast/soak the whole thing. Adds flavor!

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