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Cider Wassail

 Cider Wassail
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
10-12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 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


  • 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.