This easy and traditional Apple Cider Wassail is the perfect holiday drink the whole family can enjoy! Whether you are going caroling or opening presents, everyone will be sure to enjoy a big mug full of this holiday beverage!
2 quarts apple cider
juice 1 lemon
2 cinnamon sticks
1 TBSP whole cloves
1/2 cup honey
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
2 star anise
6 allspice berries
(optional: 1/2 cup brandy or whiskey)
Preheat oven to 350.
Slice the apples in half and scoop out the core. Fill the hole with sugar and place in a 9×13 baking pan.
Poke the whole cloves into the orange and place into the baking dish with the apples.
Place 1″ of water in the bottom of hte pan and place the pan into the oven to roast for 40 minutes.
While the fruit is roasting, pour the apple cider into a large stock pot.
Add remaining spices, lemon juice, and the honey to the cider.
Allow to barely simmer while the fruit finishes roasting (When the fruit is done roasting, add it to the pot as well).
Keep heating on low heat to keep warm while you enjoy!