Hot Apple Cider
A classic wassail punch that will impress your guests, while warming hands, tummies, and spirits.
Crock Pot or Instant Pot
- 1/2 gallon Apple Cider
- 1 Large Apple (I used Fuji, my favourite)
- 1 Bosch pear
- 2-3 2-3 cinnamon sticks
- 1 tsp Whole Cloves (about 10 cloves)
- Fresh grated nutmeg (optional, but amazing!)
- 8 oz Bourbon *optional
Gather all of your ingredients together, and set your crock pot to Low.
Pour in your cider and let it begin to simmer while you prepare the fruit
Slice your apples width-wise straight through the core. If you can see the 'star' in the center you've got it right.
Measure out your spices directly into the pot. A little spill won't ruin the mix.
Let the cider and spices simmer to perfection over 2-4 hours, and ladle into big ole mugs when guests arrive.