Thanksgiving and Christmas are magical times for families.  It’s a chance for us all to sit down, enjoy our families, talk about the hopes and dreams for the upcoming year.  The warm smell of apple cider, cinnamon, and cloves brewing in my kitchen is one of the most warm and satisfying smells that I love.  Mix this smell with a holiday ham in the oven, and you my friend are in nirvana.

Try this very easy recipe for a fall classic.

Cider Wassail Recipe

Serves 10-12
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 35 minutes
Meal type Beverage
Misc Serve Hot
Occasion Christmas, Thanksgiving


  • 2 Quarts apple cider
  • 1 1/2 Cups orange juice
  • 3/4 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 Sticks cinnamon (3 inches)
  • dash ground cinnamon
  • 2 cloves


Step 1
In a large saucepan, combine all of the ingredients. Bring to a full boil, reduce the heat; cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes. Discard the cinnamon sticks, and cloves. Serve hot in mugs.

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