Wassail Bowl Punch Recipe
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Wassail Bowl Punch Recipe

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All ages will enjoy this warming punch. The blend of spice, fruit and citrus flavors is scrumptious. You can assemble it before heading out for a winter activity and sip away the chill when you return. It's ready whenever you are. —Margaret Harms, Jenkins, Kentucky
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES: 14 servings


  • 4 cups hot brewed tea
  • 4 cups cranberry juice
  • 4 cups unsweetened apple juice
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 12 whole cloves

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 143 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 6mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the first six ingredients. Place the cinnamon sticks and cloves on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with string to form a bag. Add to slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour or until punch begins to boil. Discard spice bag. Serve warm. Yield: 3-1/2 quarts.
Originally published as Wassail Bowl Punch in Country Woman January/February 2006, p47

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brendahanna User ID: 8660243 241076
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2016

"Very good. Will make again."

angelhairred User ID: 3409183 137438
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2013

"I make this from hunting season through the last snow storm in the Blue Ridge Mts of VA.I omit the tea and use diet or light cranberry, apple, and two packets of sugar free cherry cool aid, with several drops of cinnamon oil. I keep my large crock pot going from breakfast until bed time. It's caffine free and can be added to as the pot gets lower. With all the juice it is great for sore throats, colds, and the winter chill. You gotta try it! (No sugar needed)"

bowler_jen User ID: 1977143 106766
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2012

"Delicious and simple. I use echinacea tea for the base and closer to 5 cups of it."

egagnon21 User ID: 3870726 152788
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2010

"This was a big hit with young and old on Thansgiving. Had a bottle of ginger brandy ready for the adults to add and the youngsters loved it minus the brandy. The only thing I would do differently is cut back a bit on the lemon juices."

Jerusha3 User ID: 739425 207539
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2008

"I love this stuff! My family requests it Thanksgiving through New Years. I keep mine warm in a crockpot set on low. You may need to watch it, though. I first saw the recipe in a Gooseberry Patch book."

YMPilko User ID: 3673118 85025
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2008

"Is there a server/punch bowl out there that keeps it warm?"

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