Winter Solstice Wassail
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Recipe type: Drink
Cuisine: Winter Solstice
Serves: 3 quarts
  • 2 quarts apple cider or apple juice
  • 1 quart cranberry juice
  • 15 all spice berries
  • 24 cloves
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 orange peel
  • 4 medium baking apples
  • 2 cups brandy (optional)
  1. Put the apple cider and cranberry juice into the crockpot
  2. In a spice bag place the all spice berries and 20 cloves and put in the pot.
  3. Simmer on low for 4-5 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  5. In the meantime place 4 apples with the remaining four cloves and ½ cup of water into a baking dish.
  6. Cook about 35-45 minutes or until the apples are tender, remove from oven and set aside.
  7. Once the apples are cool, dice them and put them in the wassail.
  8. Remove the peel from the orange taking care to not get the white pith.
  9. Put the peel in the wassail.
  10. Let simmer together for about 30 minutes and serve warm. You can add Brandy at this time if you want to spike it.
  11. Refrigerate any leftovers
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