Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Apricot Wassail
















What is it about warm drinks that always get us in the festive mood this time of year? Whether it's a steamy mug of Hot Cocoa or a warm cup of Spiced Cider, these delicious delights always seem to heat up our hearts and melt away the winter chill.

Growing up in Utah, I always loved my mom's homemade wassail. That delicious, spiced taste was the perfect drink after a long day of sledding, building snow forts, or just having snow ball wars with the neighborhood kids. Even now when I think back I can still smell the amazing aroma wafting through my childhood home.

With the Holiday's officially upon us, isn't it time for a warm cup of something sweet? Why not make that a cup of wassail? But not just any wassail. With the help of our Freeze Dried Apricots (yes, I said apricots) we've created the perfect wassail recipe that you simply won't be able to pass up! Grab your favorite mug, it's time for Apricot Wassail!

Ingredients:
2 cups Honeyville Freeze Dried Apricots
4 cups Pineapple Juice
2 cups Apple Cider
1 cup Orange Juice
1 Tbsp Whole Cloves
6 Cinnamon Sticks

Directions:
First, you need to prepare your apricots.

Apricots











To do this, place apricots in a large, gallon-sized resealable bag and crush with a rolling pin until you have a fine powder.

Apricot-Powder











Pour powder in a large, 2-3 quart pot.

Wassail-Ingredients











Next, add pineapple juice, apple cider, orange juice, cloves, and cinnamon sticks, stir 2-3 times, then place on heat and bring to a boil.

Simmering











Once boiling, reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Strain out cinnamon sticks and cloves, and serve warm.

Warm-Wassail











This cider is exactly what you've been waiting for this Holiday season. The spiced taste of apples, cinnamon, and cloves will fill your entire home with a winter wonderland experience! The best addition to this wassail is definitely the apricot. Who would've known that a fruit we only associate with summer would be the perfect Holiday secret ingredient!

Wassail











It just isn't winter without a warm mug of wassail, and this is the perfect recipe to help melt the cold away.

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