Wassail Punch Recipe
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Wassail Punch Recipe

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Cloves and cinnamon dress up a blend of fruit juices for special occasions.—Dorothy Anderson, Ottawa, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:14 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 14 servings


  • 2 quarts apple cider
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 12 whole cloves
  • 4 cinnamon sticks (3 to 4 inches)
  • Orange slices and cranberries, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 134 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 15 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.


  1. In a large Dutch oven, bring the first seven ingredients to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Discard cinnamon and cloves. Garnish with orange slices and cranberries if desired. Serve warm. Yield: about 3-1/2 quarts.
Originally published as Wassail Punch in Taste of Home December/January 1996, p6

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Reviewed Dec. 17, 2015

"I just tried this recipe for the first time, on 50 guests no less! It was a hit! Obviously you have to serve warm/hot, and definitely put cranberries and orange slices in the punch bowl to brighten it up and make it more festive. I didn't even bother straining out the cloves or cinnamon sticks. Got LOTS of compliments and a guest asked for the recipe so they could serve it at their holiday party. This one's a keeper!"

Reviewed Sep. 24, 2013

"very good"

Reviewed Jan. 23, 2013

"I made this Wassail for a Christmas Party & it was a hit!!! I made a double batch for only 6 people & it was gone in no time & people were asking for more."

Reviewed Dec. 3, 2011

"This is my all time favorite wassail recipe. I make it every year!"

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