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Cider Wassail


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 107 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 17mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


Average Rating:
  • KaraSue
    Dec 19, 2017

    Love this wassail....great taste and easy to put together in the slow cooker. I float fresh cinnamon sticks and slices of orange on top when ready to serve!

  • MariahL
    Dec 22, 2014

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

  • Smika
    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.

  • Mennocook
    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.

  • kerrynjames
    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!

  • bwinfrey269
    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.

  • char3bc
    Nov 16, 2010

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

  • Elizabeth41749
    Nov 16, 2010

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

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