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Warming Wassail

Warming WassailA crockery slow cooker will keep this spicy fruit and cider drink hot.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 gallon (16 cups) apple cider
1 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup granulated sugar
10 (2-inch) cinnamon sticks, broken in half
Whole cloves (about 1 teaspoon)
6 oranges, each cut into 6 to 8 wedges

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a 6-quart Dutch oven or kettle, stir together cider, lemon juice, and sugar. Add cinnamon sticks. Insert a whole clove in the peel side of each orange wedge. Add to cider mixture.
  2. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. Remove orange wedges and cinnamon sticks with slotted spoon, if you like.

Makes 16 to 18 (8-ounce) servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/16 of recipe): calories: 136, total fat: 0g, saturated fat: 0g, monounsaturated fat: 0g, polyunsaturated fat: 0g, cholesterol: 0mg, sodium: 7.6mg, carbohydrate: 34g, total sugar: 31g, fiber: 0g, protein: 0g, vitamin C: 15%, calcium: 2%, iron: 5%.

Recipe and photograph provided by Better Homes and Gardens - a member of the Home and Family Network for the best of cooking, gardening, decorating and more. © 2003 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.