Red-Wine Wassail

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Lennie

This is a great way to serve wassail for a group of good friends; the apples are a terrific addition but not necessary, and the recipe is easily halved. If you have leftover wassail, reheat it gently in the microwave.

Top Review by Steve_G

I halved the recipe, just the wonderful aroma that filled the house was worth the effort. Outstanding

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan or kettle, combine the apple juice, sugar, almonds and raisins; slowly stir in the red wine.
  2. Take a large piece of cheesecloth and place the cinnamon sticks and 24 whole cloves on it; with string, tie it up to make a small bundle and drop this into the red wine mixture.
  3. Heat slowly over low heat; don't let it boil.
  4. Meanwhile, make this unique garnish: stuff the centre of each apple with 3 tbsp sugar and stick each apple with a few whole cloves.
  5. Spray a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and place the apples in it; bake, covered, at 350F for 45 minutes.
  6. Bake the apples about an hour or so before you want to serve the wassail.
  7. Pour the heated wassail into a large punch bowl, discarding the spice bag, and then add the baked apples; they are a treat for those still around when the wassail is gone!

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