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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