Wassail is a hot cider traditionally served in a large bowl at Christmastime.
1/2 gallon apple cider or juice
1 lemon, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches each)
12 whole allspice
12 whole cloves
6 lady apples or 1 Golden Delicious apple
1 cup applejack or apple brandy, optional
1. In 5-quart Dutch oven, combine cider, lemon slices, brown sugar, cinnamon sticks and allspice; heat to boiling over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.
2. Insert 2 cloves into each lady apple or all cloves into Golden Delicious apple. Makes about 8 cups, or 16 servings.
¥ Each serving: About 110 calories, 0g protein, 18g carbohydrate, 0g total fat, 0g fiber, 0mg cholesterol, 5mg sodium.
By Healthy Exchanges
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