Red-Wine Wassail

Recipe by Lennie
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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 12-16
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large saucepan or kettle, combine the apple juice, sugar, almonds and raisins; slowly stir in the red wine.
  • 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.
  • Heat slowly over low heat; don't let it boil.
  • Meanwhile, make this unique garnish: stuff the centre of each apple with 3 tbsp sugar and stick each apple with a few whole cloves.
  • Spray a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and place the apples in it; bake, covered, at 350F for 45 minutes.
  • Bake the apples about an hour or so before you want to serve the wassail.
  • 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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