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Westerfield Wassail

 Westerfield Wassail
—Jim and Marilyn Westerfield, Freeburg, Illinois
12-13 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 32 ounces cranberry juice cocktail
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 3/4 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 12 to 24 whole allspice
  • 2 cups red wine, optional

Directions

  • In large saucepan, combine cranberry juice, apple juice and sugar.
  • Fill a square of cheesecloth with the lemon slices, cinnamon sticks,
  • cloves and allspice; tie closed and place in the saucepan. Bring to
  • a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Remove spice-filled cheesecloth and discard. Stir in wine, if
  • desired, and heat through (do not boil). Serve warm. Yield: 12-1/2
  • cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 113 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 3 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.