Charles Dickens' Wassail

(Holiday Punch)

Bear's Anecdote - This recipe was given to me by a good friend, and is supposedly the exact recipe used by Charles Dickens during the holidays. Whenever carolers would come to call, a large bowl of this was ready to reward them. CAUTION: This recipe is called a "punch" for a very good reason. You can feel the hangover begin as soon as you start sipping it. Very tasty though. Bear made this exactly once.

  1. Mix everthing together except the crab apples.
  2. Heat it but do not boil it (A crock pot works great!)
  3. If you can find crab apples, heat some in the oven until they're sizzling hot, then drop them into the wassail.
  4. Serve at a warm drinking temperature