Spiced Wassail, Traditional Apple Cider

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This traditional apple cider recipe is perfect for the whole family, it’s not too sweet, not too tart, and not too spiced. Just the way I remember it -I’m so glad my mom wrote this one down.

Get yourself a gallon of good unfiltered apple cider, and spice it up with cinnamon sticks, pineapple juice, orange juice and more. I’m pretty sure everyone will love it, hot or cold! My favorite is to make this on a cold morning and let it sit and mull on the stove all day. It makes your house smell wonderful, and keeps your family warm and happy sipping on it for hours. And if you have left overs, you can throw them back into the apple cider jug and have amazing cold cider the next day. Mmmm… that’s it, I’m going to the store to pick up another batch!

Homemade Caramel Apple Cider


Spiced Wassail and Caramel Apple Cider
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Spice cider up a bit with a few extra ingredients, perfect on a cold autumn or winter day.
Recipe type: Spiced Cider, Wassail
Serves/Makes: 12

  • 6 Cups Apple Cider
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • ¼ tsp Nutmeg
  • ¼ Cup Honey
  • 3 Tbs Lemon Juice
  • 1 20oz. Can Unsweetened Pineapple Juice
  • ⅓ Cup Orange Juice

  1. In a large pot slowly bring all the ingredients to a simmer over medium-low heat. Heat at least 5 minutes, keep over low heat until served.

Add a tsp. of caramel into your cup, add cider, and top with some whipped cream and another drizzle of caramel, for a fabulous caramel apple cider!

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  1. i love this during the holidays!

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