Traditional Christmas punch garnished with floating baked apples and cinnamon sticks. Serve warm or at room temperature. Add a spray of pine or cedar fronds and some shiny red apples around the bowl for a festive table decoration. Exceptionally delicious wassail served as is or add your favorite rum to spice it up for a more festive holiday. Can keep leftover wassail in refrigerator and heat to serve next day.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 servings
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Place halved apples, cut sides down, on a baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until apples are tender, 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Simmer 2 cups apple cider, cloves, allspice, and nutmeg in a large kettle or pot for 10 minutes. Add the remaining apple cider, orange juice concentrate, and lemonade concentrate; stir until wassail is smooth. Mix brown sugar into the wassail; heat until almost boiling. Float baked apple halves and cinnamon sticks in the wassail; serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

190 calories; protein 0.4g 1% DV; carbohydrates 47.8g 15% DV; fat 0.2g; cholesterolmg; sodium 26.1mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition