Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Simple Cider Wassail

* We are guest posting over at High Heels and Grills today - Go check out our mouthwatering pumpkin recipe! *

My list of comfort foods is pretty long. Consisting of pasta, baked potatoes, ice cream, Twizzlers... and loads of others guilty pleasures. But I have to say - wassail has to be one in my top five. Not only does the taste remind me of loads of Christmas memories, but the smell consumes our house - bringing everyone to the kitchen. This recipe in particular is simple, healthy, and yummy (incorporating all of the Pass the Fresh goals!). Most wassail recipes call for cinnamon sticks, but upon going to the store and finding them in the spice aisle - I realized how expensive they can be. So if you have them - great! If not, I think ground cinnamon does the trick just fine. Also, I'm sure you know from recipes past that "sweet tooth" is my middle name. I like to sprinkle a little white or brown sugar in the pot - but this recipe is very forgiving. Add anything your taste buds desire! Hope you and your family enjoy this holiday treat as much as we did.

Simple Cider Wassail
PREP: 5 minutes           COOK: 20-30 minutes            READY IN: 25-35 minutes

  SIMPLE         HEALTHY      YUM
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  • 128 ounces apple cider (entire jug of Western Family apple cider)
  • 1 can frozen orange juice concentrate + 1 can water
  • 1 can frozen lemonade concentrate + 1 can water
  • 10-12 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (or substitute 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon)


  1. Pour all ingredients into large saucepan. 
  2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for 20-30 minutes. 
  3. Serve warm.


    1 1/2 cup serving    208 calories   0.5 g fat   52.1 g carbs    0.7 g protein    39.6 g sugar   

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home


Anonymous said...

Sounds yummy. What size cans orange and lemon concentrate?

Kaitlyn said...

The 12 ounce cans work great - but I'm sure if you use a bigger can it wouldn't hurt :)


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