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Tea and Cider Wassail

Makes: 22 servings
Serving size: 8 ounces Yield: 22 (8-ounce) servings
Prep 15 mins Cook 30 mins
Tea and Cider Wassail
Ingredients
  • 6  cups  freshly brewed hot tea
  • 6  cups  cranberry juice
  • 6  cups  apple cider or apple juice
  • 3  cups  orange juice
  • 1 1/2  cups  sugar
  • 1 1/4  cups  lemon juice
  • 9  stick cinnamon, broken
  • 3/4  teaspoon  whole cloves
  •  Apple slices (optional)
Directions

1. In a 6- to 8-quart Dutch oven, combine tea, cranberry juice, apple cider, orange juice, sugar, and lemon juice. For spice bag, place cinnamon and cloves in the center of a double-thick, 6-inch square of 100-percent-cotton cheesecloth. Bring the corners of the cheesecloth together and tie with clean string. Add spice bag to juice mixture.

2. Bring mixture to boiling, stirring with a wooden spoon to dissolve sugar; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove and discard spice bag.

3. To serve, ladle the wassail into a heatproof punch bowl. If desired, garnish with apple slices. Makes about 22 (8-ounce) servings

From the Test KitchenSlow-Cooker Directions:
  • Combine all the ingredients in a 6-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 2-1/2 to 3 hours. Remove and discard spice bag. Keep warm on low-heat setting for up to 2 hours.
Nutrition Facts (Tea and Cider Wassail)
  • Servings Per Recipe 22,
  • cal. (kcal) 139,
  • carb. (g) 35,
  • vit. A (IU) 97,
  • vit. C (mg) 52,
  • sodium (mg) 4,
  • calcium (mg) 10,
  • iron (mg) 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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