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Traditional  Apple Cider Wassail

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Main Ingredient

▢ 4 apples, cut in half and cored ▢ 1 orange ▢ 1 TBSP whole cloves ▢ 2 quarts apple cider ▢ juice 1 lemon ▢ 2 cinnamon sticks ▢ 1/2 cup honey ▢ 1/4 tsp ground ginger ▢ 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg ▢ 2 star anise ▢ 6 allspice berries


Traditional Apple Cider Wassail


12 Servings



Total Time

1 Hour



1. Preheat oven to 350. 2. Slice the apples in half and scoop out the core. Fill the hole with sugar and place in a 9x13 baking pan.

Preheat & Slice:

3. Poke the whole cloves into the orange and place into the baking dish with the apples.

Poke the Cloves:

4. Place 1" of water in the bottom of the pan and place the pan into the oven to roast for 40 minutes.


5. While the fruit is roasting, pour the apple cider into a large stock pot.


6. Add remaining spices, lemon juice, and the honey to the cider.


7. Allow to barely simmer while the fruit finishes roasting (When the fruit is done roasting, add it to the pot as well).


8. Keep heating on low heat to keep warm while you enjoy!

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