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Hot Apple Cider Christmas Wassail recipe served in a mug on a black and red plaid cloth napkin with fresh cranberries, an orange slice and a cinnamon stick for garnish.

Crock Pot Christmas Wassail

Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
Celebrate the holidays with a warm and spicy mug of this Crock Pot Christmas Wassail recipe. Hot Apple cider recipes can be served straight from the crock pot during the festive holiday season.
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 8 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 275 kcal


  • 3 tea bags black tea
  • 3 cup water
  • 8 cups apple cider (or apple juice)
  • 4 cups cranberry juice
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 medium cinnamon sticks (plus more for garnish)
  • 12 whole cloves
  • 3 cups whole cranberries (for garnish)
  • 2 large navel oranges (cut into very thin slices for garnish)
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  • In a small saucepan boil the water and add the tea bags. Return to a boil and remove from the burner to steep for 5 minutes.
  • Pour the apple cider, cranberry juice, and orange juice into the slow cooker.
  • Add the steeped tea and sugar to the crock pot. Stir to dissolve the sugar.
  • Add the whole cinnamon sticks and whole cloves to the crock pot. Cover and heat on high for 2 to 4 hours.
  • Before serving remove the whole cloves and cinnamon sticks from the slow cooker.
  • Add 3 cups of cranberries to the slow cooker. Arrange the orange slices and a couple of cinnamon sticks on top of the whole cranberries for garnish.
  • Serve in a mug with whole cranberries, a slice of orange and a cinnamon stick.
  • Makes 12 servings.


Serving: 1MugCalories: 275kcalCarbohydrates: 70gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 35mgPotassium: 336mgFiber: 2gSugar: 64gVitamin A: 166IUVitamin C: 35mgCalcium: 51mgIron: 1mg
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