Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Simple Crock Pot Wassail


Have you ever tried wassail? It's a hot, apple-based drink usually served around Christmastime. The picture above is my in-laws' dinning room table set for Christmas dinner, with teacups about to be filled with wassail. In my opinion, wassail is great at any time of year (especially the dreary days of February).

This recipe is simple, but oh so delicious! You can make it in a crock pot (or any type of slow cooker) or on the stove.

Simple Wassail

Ingredients:
1 gallon apple cider
2 cups orange juice
2 Tablespoons cinnamon
1 Tablespoon allspice

Slow Cooker Instructions:
Combine ingredients in slow cooker, and stir. Cook until hot (approximately 2 hours on high or 4 hours on low), stirring every 30 minutes. You may need to adjust the time depending on the strength of your slow cooker. Ladle into mugs or teacups, and serve hot.

Some people leave their wassail in the slow cooker all day on the lowest setting. (It makes your house smell wonderful if you do.) If you choose to do that, I definitely recommend keeping an eye on it and stirring it every 30 minutes.  

Stove Top Instructions:
Combine all ingredients in a large stockpot, and stir. Bring to a boil, and turn heat down to a simmer. Cover, and cook 20-30 minutes. Again, make sure to cook the wassail until it's hot so the flavors have time to combine. Ladle into mugs or teacups, and serve hot.



16 comments:

  1. Anonymous2/07/2017

    Looks yummy! With left over whole cranberries I boiled them and sugar in water, strained them and drank the juice hot. It was good. I thought adding some spice would be nice. Sometimes I try to quit coffee and black tea and I do these things instead. Actually I find them refreshing and I feel like I got some health benefits too.

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    1. That would be tasty, and cranberries are supposedly very healthy. I would imagine that using cranberries in the wassail recipe would be amazing. Let me know if you experiment. :)

      Ellie

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  2. Anonymous2/07/2017

    Looks so delicious! :) I gotta try it sometime!

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    1. Thanks! Let me know what you think. :)

      Ellie

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  3. Anonymous2/07/2017

    Mmmm, I love wassail, although I usually only have it at Christmas time. What a good idea to make some now!

    -Alice

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    1. What ingredients do you put in your wassail, Alice?

      Ellie

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    2. Anonymous2/14/2017

      Apple cider and orange juice, like you use, and then for spices cinnamon, cloves, a teensy bit ginger, and a teensy bit of nutmeg. :)

      -Alice

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  4. Anonymous2/07/2017

    Never heard of wassail. It sounds delicious though.
    I spot Mr.Handsome peeking 😆

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    1. I didn't even see that. Lol. That's our Christmas card. It just happened to be sitting on the counter where the wassail was sitting. Good eye!

      Ellie

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  5. Anonymous2/08/2017

    Nicely set table!

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  6. Anonymous2/08/2017

    That sounds delicious and very seasonal! In the UK, cider is alcoholic...is it different in the US?
    Bee :)

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    1. Anonymous2/08/2017

      There are both kinds in the US. This looks like it could have some added if you wanted.

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  7. Anonymous2/08/2017

    I see the napkins are on the correct side:-) LOL

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  8. Anonymous2/09/2017

    Such a pretty dining room table and place settings,so nice! I'd like the hot drink but without oj in it as that is too acidic for me.

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  9. Anonymous2/09/2017

    I am going to comment on the the post about the books you are reading on this blog post instead. Lol. I was wondering if you ever heard or read Janette Oke books? I love them!! And thought you may too... I'm reading the Canadian West novel series which is great and is also, where they get the TV show "When Calls the Heart". Which is my favorite TV show too! :D Thanks for the lovely posts and pictures!

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  10. Looks nice. :) I've never tried wassail but plan to have a go at making it in the future.

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