Warm up this fall and winter with a hot cup of Crock Pot Wassail. With your favorite fall flavors of apples, oranges, cinnamon, and nutmeg, this drink is sure to be a staple this season!
What is wassail? It’s basically apple cider a few notches up with the addition of orange juice, lemon juice, and your favorite fall/winter spices– cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg. Some recipes call for alcohol but this Crock Pot Wassail is a kid-friendly, pregnant-friendly, people-who-just-don’t-want-to-drink-friendly version. It’s also super easy.
CROCK POT WASSAIL
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I have sure loved summer, especially since we’ve had a pool to swim in and the beach just 25 minutes from our home, but I’m honestly so excited for fall and surprisingly winter too. There is just something so heartwarming and happy about getting dressed in lots of layers, cuddling up on the couch with blankets, and sipping on something warm like this Wassail.
Seriously, fall is the best season of all. It’s so colorful, it’s not too hot, you’re eating apples in everything from Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars to Chicken, Cabbage, & Potato Tacos with Apple Pico de Gallo, the leaves are turning yellow, red, and burnt orange… life is great!
One of my favorite seasonal drinks is this Crock Pot Wassail. To keep things easy I use the cheater’s method and just grab a half gallon of my favorite locally made apple cider at the store instead of making it completely from scratch with whole apples. All you have to do is mix everything together in a slower cooker and let it cook on low for about 6 to 8 hours to let the flavors and spices really marry together. Just put it together in the early afternoon and it will be ready for your evening party. Easy peasy! And not only will you have a delicious drink to share with your friends and family, but your house will smell amazing, or as my husband says “like Christmas!”
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Tools used to make this Crock Pot Wassail recipe
Crock Pot: I love this crock pot! The lid is very secure and I can pack it up and take it on the go if I’m heading to a potluck. This slow cooker is a workhorse in my kitchen and has worked great for years!
- 1/2 gallon apple cider
- 2 cups orange juice
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 12 whole cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 orange sliced
- 1 apple sliced
- Mix all the ingredients together (except for the sliced oranges and apples) in the slow cooker and let it cook on low for 6-8 hours.
- Add orange and apple slices at the end and serve warm in mugs.
Rhonda Harris says
What about if you want to double the recipe for 20 servings? Any suggestions ?
Real Housemoms JK says
Hey Rhonda, you might want to use two crock pots for doubling.
I absolutely loved this recipe! The second time I made it, I used slightly less lemon juice, and added some allspice, double the ginger powder, some cinnamon powder in addition to the sticks, and a few tiny spoons of brown sugar. Delicious!
Aubrey Cota says
Nice! Thank you for sharing and I’m so glad you like it.