Fred’s Spiced Wassail—alcohol-free! (McCarter’s A Christmas Carol @Home)


1 quart unsweetened apple juice

3 cups unsweetened pineapple juice

2 cups reduced calorie cranberry juice

1 navel orange, sliced

1 medium lemon, sliced

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

3 whole cloves

1 (3 inch) stick cinnamon, broken



In a large saucepan, combine all of the ingredients.

Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.

Discard the orange and lemon slices, cloves and cinnamon before serving.


What makes it special?

The winter holiday season is simply made merrier and the heart made warmer with a steaming bowl of wassail to share with family and friends. It is the most perfect way to toast to the health of our loved ones—those near and far. And I say a very happy and healthy holiday season to you and yours, wherever you are!


Recipe shared by Fred, the nephew of Ebenezer Scrooge


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