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Cider Wassail Recipe

Cider Wassail Recipe

This wassail recipe came from a dear friend in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where we lived for many years. Since it's warm, wonderful and non-alcoholic, we've even served it at church. It's also perfect for a holiday open house. —Maryellen Hays, Wolcottville, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:10-12 servings


  • 2 quarts apple cider
  • 1-1/2 cups orange juice
  • 3/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • Dash ground cinnamon
  • Dash ground cloves


  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine all of the ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes. Discard cinnamon sticks. Serve hot in mugs. Yield: 10-12 servings (2-1/2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 107 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 17 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 22, 2014

"Great flavor! I put this in my slow cooker to keep it warm over the course of a few hours."

Reviewed Dec. 29, 2012

"I made this for Christmas morning. The aroma was wonderful in the house while it was simmering. It tasted primarily like hot mulled apple cider. It did not have the nice, light orange color as shown in the recipe, rather it was a darker brown. I'm not sure why is was too "apple" flavor-wise."

Reviewed Dec. 25, 2011

"I made this for Christmas day and it was delicious! I thought it could be a little sweeter so I put in 6 tablespoons of brown sugar instead of 2 and it was just right for us."

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2011

"We had this on Christmas morning and everyone loved it! I made way too much and have been enjoying it on my own... I'm going to be sad when I run out!"

Reviewed Dec. 5, 2010

"this was a pretty close match to the wassil I drank years ago at the Christmas tree farm we went to every year! I just added a bit more cloves and nutmeg."

Reviewed Nov. 16, 2010

"I often make this in the winter, easy yet tastes wonderful!"

Reviewed Nov. 16, 2010

"This is an easy recipe and it makes the house smell wonderful."

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