Christmas Wassail with Baked Apples

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. nExceptionally 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.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 large cooking apples, cored and halved

  • 1 gallon apple cider, divided

  • 6 whole cloves

  • 6 whole allspice berries

  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg

  • 1 (6 ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate

  • 1 (6 ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 2 cinnamon sticks, or more to taste

Directions

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

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

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

  4. 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 (per serving)

190 Calories
0g Fat
48g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 190
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 26mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 42g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 18mg 91%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 126mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.