11.30.2009

From the Archives: Wassail

I'm asked about this recipe almost more often than any other. It will be making an appearance again this year at our holiday celebrations! Originally published in 2007.
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I had never tried wassail, but my husband insisted it was a holiday neccesity, to I was determined to make it. I was glad I did! Adapted from the Belgian Wassail recipe from MyRecipes.
6 clementines (or 2 oranges. I used what I had...)
2 lemons
1 gallon apple cider
1 C sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
1 tsp whole allspice

Combine cider, sugar, and spices in slow cooker. Squeeze juice from lemons and oranges into mix, and let rinds float in the cider mixture. Cook on High for 1 hour, then keep warm until ready to serve. Strain out solids.

I let a lemon rind continue to float in the wassail as a colorful garnish. The fruity, citrusy warm spiced drink was perfect to share for Christmas dinner- and made the whole house smell good!

4 comments:

Stacy said...

Oh, I love Wassail!! Thanks for sharing!!

JessieLeigh said...

Sounds great! I've never made Wassail before. Thanks for linking up.

Amy @ Finer Things said...

I've never made wassail, but this looks easy enough. Thanks for the idea!

SnoWhite said...

that sounds delicious -- I've never made (or tasted) Wassail, but this recipe sounds easy enough :)

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