Holiday Wassil

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Makes:
18 servings
Prep:
30 mins
Bake:
45 mins 350°
Cook:
2 mins
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Holiday Wassil

Ingredients
4
small apples, peeled and cored
1
tablespoon butter, quartered
4
tablespoons packed brown sugar
8
cups apple cider
8
cups orange juice
3
lemons, juiced (about 1/3 cup)
1
1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
 
Apple slices (optional)
 
Cinnamon sticks (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Fill core of each apple with 1/4 of the butter and 1 Tbsp. brown sugar. Place apples in 1-quart baking dish. Pour 1 cup water around apples. Bake, uncovered, 40 to 60 minutes or until apples are soft. Cool slightly; quarter each apple. Set aside. Discard cooking liquid.
  2. In 6-quart Dutch oven combine apples, cider, fruit juices, lemon juice, ginger, and Spice Bundle. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 2 hours. Remove Spice Bundle and strain. Add an apple slice and cinnamon stick to each glass before serving, if desired. Makes 18 servings.
  3. Spice Bundle
  4. For Spice Bundle, tie together 5 sticks cinnamon, 2 tsp. whole allspice berries, 2 crushed cardamom pods, and 1 tsp. whole cloves in cheesecloth.

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