(750-ml) bottle red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon
1 1/2 - 2 Tbsp Mulling Spice Blend
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brandy
dash of ground black pepper
Orange juice (squeezed from at least half of an orange)
Orange peel from a half of an orange (peel the skin and add to the wine mixture)
In a large saucepan, combine the wine, mulling spice, sugar, brandy, black pepper, and orange juice. Bring to a boil and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. Add pear slices and orange peel. Simmer for additional few minutes and then serve.