Apricot Wassail Recipe
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Apricot Wassail Recipe

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Apricots lend golden color and goodness to this fruity beverage from Ruth Seitz of Columbus Junction, Iowa.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 can (16 ounces) apricot halves, undrained
  • 4 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 18 whole cloves
  • 6 cinnamon sticks (3-1/2 inches), broken
  • Additional cinnamon sticks, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 161 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 10mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a blender or food processor, blend apricots and liquid until smooth. Pour into a large saucepan. Add pineapple juice, cider and orange juice. Place the cloves and cinnamon sticks in a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with a string to form a bag. Add to saucepan. (Or place loose spices in saucepan and strain before serving.) Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15-20 minutes. Serve hot in mugs. Garnish with cinnamon sticks if desired. Yield: 2 quarts.
Originally published as Holiday Wassail in Taste of Home December/January 1997, p13

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asabot User ID: 620927 41963
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2011

"Pretty good...oddly enough it reminds me a lot of Russian Tea. It's a nice warm drink for cold evenings. For me, one glass was plenty."

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