For as long as I can remember my family has had Wassail (pronounced Wassle) during Thanksgiving celebrations.
Wassail is an English Apple Cider that was drunk to guarantee a good apple harvest the following year.
More importantly, it is delicious! I drink way too many cups of the stuff during the holiday season.
We always made it on the stove, but LIFE, so I attempted it in the crockpot.
So easy and it tastes just as delicious! It also doesn’t hurt that it makes your house smell AMAZING!
I love it so much, I am sharing the family recipe (with a few slight changes) with all of you!
4 qts apple cider
1 heaping tsp whole allspice
1 heaping tsp whole nutmeg
1 heaping tsp whole cloves
4 cinnamon sticks
1 can orange juice concentrate (thawed)
1/3 cup brown sugar
Pour two quarts apple cider into crockpot.
Add all the spices.
Let cook on high for 1 hour. Strain (or strain after second hour for a stronger, spicier taste).
Add two more quarts apple cider, orange juice concentrate, and brown sugar.
Cook another hour.
Enjoy and toast to next year’s apple harvest!