My oldest son loves anything apple. Wassail is one of his favorite things about the holidays. I love the way it makes the house smell. I have a very small kitchen. Last Thanksgiving we had a crowd of people & I did all the cooking. I wanted to make sure he got his Wassail, but I did not have room on my stovetop. But I had an extra crockpot! So now we have Crockpot Wassail. So easy & delicious!