Red-Wine Wassail

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

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  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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