Wassail Bowl with Cloved Orange
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Servings: 34
  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • I orange
  • Whole cloves to cover the orange
  • 1 gallon apple cider (16 cups)
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 6 whole allspice
  • 2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 6 ounce can frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 inch cinnamon sticks (optional)
  1. In covered 6 quart saucepan over low heat, simmer 2 cups apple cider, cloves, allspice and nutmeg 10 minutes.
  2. Pour hot liquid through strainer to remove cloves and allspice.
  3. Add remaining apple cider, undiluted orange-juice concentrate, brown sugar and lemon juice.
  4. Heat until hot, but not boiling, stirring occasionally.
  5. Pour hot cider into heated punch bowl.
  6. Add clove infused orange to punch bowl.
  7. Ladle 1/2 cup of hot punch into each punch cup, if desired add cinnamon stick to each serving
I remember Mom standing at the round dining room table ladling out this punch during many holiday parties. She so enjoyed her parties. Janie Sailstad Bell